Ovarian Cancer Statistics

250K of women worldwide are diagnosed each year.

In Australia, 4 women are diagnosed EACH DAY. 3 Australian women will die EACH DAY.

Ovarian Cancer is the most deadly of all women’s cancers.

The treatment has not changed in 30years and there is NO diagnostic test.

As Liz found out here are a couple of things we could do that just might save our lives: first a simple blood test [ CA125 ] once a year where an elevated blood test would have your Doctor look further. And secondly, have a Transvaginal Ultrasound every 2 years, although this is not a 100% guarantee both tests are the only early markers available.

Symptoms may include: Abdomina or pelvic pain, Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating. The need to urinate often and urgently and Feeling full after eating a small amount.

Risk factors:

Family history of ovarian, breast or Bowel Cancer.
Aged over 50
Having endometriosis
Using hormone replacement therapy
Previously having had breast or bowel cancer
Smoking or obesity
Never having children or having them later in life
Having genetic mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes

Please make every woman you know aware.

Source: Ovarian Cancer Australia

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