Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Ovarian cancer, or cancer of the ovaries, is one of the most common types of cancer in women.

The ovaries are a pair of small organs located low in the tummy that are connected to the womb and store a woman’s supply of eggs.

Ovarian cancer mainly affects women who have been through the menopause (usually over the age of 50), but it can sometimes affect younger women.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer
Common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

-feeling constantly bloated
-a swollen tummy
-discomfort in your tummy or pelvic area
-feeling full quickly when eating
-needing to pee more often than usual

When to see a GP
See a GP if:

-you have been feeling bloated, particularly more than 12 times a month
-you have other symptoms of ovarian cancer that will not go away
-you have a family history of ovarian cancer and are worried you may be at a higher risk of getting it

For information and advice visit nhs.uk/conditions/ovarian-cancer and targetovariancancer.org.uk/about-ovarian-cancer