Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the U.K takes place in March each year. During this month, individuals across the country to charities such as Ovarian Cancer Action and Target Ovarian Cancer work together to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Known as the “Silent Killer” due to the disease often being misdiagnosed for other symptoms, and with less than a third of women in the UK being confident they know the symptoms, it is important to raise awareness of the disease, as early diagnosis improves treatment outcomes and survival rates for women with ovarian cancer.
When a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the earliest stage, her chances of surviving ovarian cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent.
Join us over the next four weeks to find out more about ovarian cancer, from interviews with a survivor to how a woman’s family history can increase her chances of developing ovarian cancer.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @thegynaechick and sign-up to our mailing list to be the first to know about new blog posts, events and more.