I went to a fundraiser tonight for Ovarian Cancer.
My mum passed from it so its close to my heart!.
Anyway they shared info and asked us to pass it on to 10 women..
Thought I would pass it on here!
* The pap test does not tell you if you have it or not. There is NO test for ovarian cancer.
* Ovarian cancer is not an old womens cancer. There have even been 2, 8 year old girls who were diagnosed.
* It is linked genentically with breast cancer so if you have ovarian or breast cancer it can be passed down.
*you can get diagnostic tests...eg a trans vaginal ultrasound and a blood test...BUT it wont be confirmed without surgery.
Increased abdominal size or bloating
Needing to urinate often or urgently
feeling full or having difficulty eating.
If you get these symptoms for 2 weeks or more and you have them all or most days, See your GP and ask the question..could it be my ovaries?
It might not be, but if ovarian cancer is detected early 95% of women with it, would survive.
I hope that doesnt scare anyone..Its just important to know I think.
you can find out more at www.ovariancancer.net.au