Did you know that ovarian cancer is the UK’s sixth common cancer, with around 7,500 cases per year?
What are the causes of ovarian cancer?
The risk of developing ovarian cancer increases with age, with more than half of all cases in the UK in those aged 65 and over.
You cannot get ovarian cancer if you’ve had surgery to remove your ovaries.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Recognise the B.E.A.T symptoms of ovarian cancer.
B is for bloating that doesn’t come and go
E is for eating difficulty and feeling full more quickly
A is for abdominal and pelvic pain you feel most days
T is for toilet changes in urination or bowel habits.
Are there any treatments?
Treatment will depend on the following:
- The size and type of ovarian cancer you may have
- Where the cancer is
- If it has spread
- Your general health.
Your GP will help and refer you to the correct service.
Need further support?
Ovacome is the UK’s main ovarian cancer charity – providing support and information.
- Call 0800 008 7054 or 07503 682 311
- Join their online forum
- Take advantage of their free symptom diary.
If in doubt, please contact your GP – they are there to help.