My mother, the actress Marjie Lawrence, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three weeks before she died. It was too late for anything but palliative care.
One in 50 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Currently, less than a third of women are confident they know the four main symptoms, and earlier diagnosis could save thousands of lives. That’s why Target Ovarian Cancer wants to Start Making Noise this March for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The main symptoms of ovarian cancer are:
- tummy pain
- persistent bloating
- feeling full
- needing to wee more
I’m asking your readers to help save lives by joining us to Start Making Noise, spread the word about the symptoms and raise much-needed money to support women living with ovarian cancer in the UK.
There are loads of ways to make some noise:
- Bake Some Noise with a cake sale or coffee morning
- The Big Colour Clash – Join us on Friday 10 March and wear your loudest outfits in school or work for a donation
- Challenge yourself to tell 50 people about the symptoms and raise £50
We’ll send you everything you need – free balloons, symptoms leaflets, badges and wristbands.