Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2024

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2024 - Hormone Health
Raising awareness about the signs, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.

According to Target Ovarian Cancer in the UK over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late when the cancer is harder to treat. By raising awareness this March, the aim is to increase earlier diagnosis making ovarian cancer easier to treat.

Did you know….
1in 5 women know that bloating is a symptom of ovarian cancer
40% of women wrongly believe that cervical screening detects ovarian cancer

Source: Target Ovarian Cancer

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer affects the ovaries, part of the female reproductive system. Abnormal cells grow around the ovaries and fallopian tubes. If you are over the age of 50 the chances of getting ovarian cancer increase.

Early diagnosis means it is easier to treat, however, symptoms can often be misdiagnosed resulting in ovarian cancer often being diagnosed late.

Watch this informative video from Target Ovarian Cancer explaining more about ovarian cancer:

Source: Target Ovarian Cancer

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

The four main symptoms of ovarian cancer are bloating, stomach pain, difficulty eating and needing to wee more frequently. There can be other symptoms, so it is best to get any signs or symptoms that worry you and are not usual to what you normally experience checked by your doctor.

Hormone Health support

At Hormone Health we are passionate about providing evidence-based information to help women make informed decisions regarding their health. All investigations and treatments are supported by extensive clinical research and the relevant expert academic societies.

Hormone Health Associate Professor Mary Ann Lumsden has a particular interest in mid-life women’s health and has advised on the care of women after cancer. Get in touch to book a consultation.

Get in touch. We can help.

The Hormone Health Associates are here to advise and support.

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Email: info@hormonehealth.co.uk