Ovar­ian can­cer symp­toms alert

Scottish Daily Mail - - Comment -

WOMEN’S lives are at risk be­cause only one in five know the symp­toms of ovar­ian can­cer, a char­ity has warned.

Re­search by Target Ovar­ian Can­cer re­vealed that only 20 per cent of women knew that bloat­ing was a key sign of ovar­ian can­cer. Symp­tom aware­ness is cru­cial to early di­ag­no­sis which, in turn, can dra­mat­i­cally raise sur­vival chances.

The re­search fol­lows Pub­lic Health Eng­land’s de­ci­sion to axe its suc­cess­ful ‘Be Clear on Can­cer’ symp­tom aware­ness cam­paigns be­cause of bud­get cuts.

An­nwen Jones, of Target Ovar­ian Can­cer, said: ‘Early di­ag­no­sis is the holy grail in ovar­ian can­cer.’

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