It's Ovarian Cancer Day, & we want you to know the symptoms!
Known as "the silent killer". ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it reaches an advanced stage, making it all the more important to recognise its symptoms.
Common Symptoms include:
Pelvic or abdominal pain
Feeling full quickly or difficulty eating
Urinating more urgently or frequently than usual
Other Symptoms we see:
Changes in bowel habits
Pain during sex
These symptoms can be vague and easily mistaken for other conditions, but it's important to see your women's health GP if you experience them frequently.
In Australia, one woman loses her life to ovarian cancer every 8 hours, underscoring the seriousness of the disease.
It's worth noting that although ovarian cancer is more likely to affect women over 50 and those with a family history of the disease, it can occur in women of any age.
Our Clinic 66 and Clinic 66 Online doctors are qualified to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. No referral required, and Medicare rebates do apply.