Cancer of the overies was once known as the silent disease. For some women, symptoms like feeling bloated or mild abdominal pains are so vague they put off a trip to the doctor. For other women, like Jenny, the first cancer symptoms they experience are from secondary tumours after their cancer has spread. In the following selection of films, cancer patient, Jenny, tells her story. Watch these films to learn more about ovarian cancer symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, treatment and the risk factors.
Ovarian cancer is not a well known disease which is why the Ovarian cancer support network is so important for women who are living with this type of cancer. In this video, Ovacome support line nurse, Ruth Payne describes how Ovacome can help patients with cancer of the ovaries.
Cancer of the ovaries affects 6,500 women every year. Once known as the silent disease, ovarian cancer symptoms are not always obvious, but there can be signs that something is not right. Ovacome support nurse, Ruth Payne, explains what signs and symptoms women should look for.
Jenny’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer was a long process even after she visited her GP. Symptoms like bloating and loss of appetite can be hard to pinpoint both for the patient and the GP. Here, Jenny tells her story of her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
There are several risk factors of ovarian cancer that may predispose women to cancer development. Family history and diet are just two. Risk factors alone are no guarantee that a woman will or will not develop cancer. Jenny, a cancer patient, had no risk factors or symptoms. This is her story.
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