Women's health issues: Ovarian Cancer

Cancer of the ovary affects over 6,500 women in the UK each year. It is the fifth most common cancer among women after breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer and cancer of the uterus (womb). There are several different types of ovarian cancer, but by far the most common - accounting for 90 per cent of cases - is epithelial ovarian cancer, or cancer of the surface layers of the ovary.


For detailed information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer please follow this link.

Women who regularly experience the BEAT signs of ovarian cancer should see their doctor

B – Bloating that is persistent and doesn’t go away
E – Difficulty eating and feeling full more quickly
A – Abdominal and pelvic pain you feel most days
T – Tell your doctor of these and any other symptoms

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