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Our guide to ovarian cancer symptoms

Only three per cent of women in the UK feel very confident about naming an ovarian cancer symptom. We want to change this.



What are the symptoms?

  • Increased abdominal size/persistent bloating – not bloating that comes and goes
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Persistent pelvic or abdominal pain (that’s your tummy and below)
  • Needing to wee more urgently or often than usual

Occasionally there can be other symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, extreme fatigue (feeling very tired) or unexplained weight loss. Any post-menopausal bleeding should always be investigated by a GP.

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