Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
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Posted by Target Ovarian Cancer on Wednesday 29 August 2018

Join us and raise awareness of ovarian cancer this September for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. 

Ovarian cancer is one of five gynaecological cancers, along with womb cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer and vulval cancer. 

Smear tests do not detect ovarian cancer

Awareness of ovarian cancer is low, both among women and GPs, with two-thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread. One third of women mistakenly believe that a cervical smear test will detect ovarian cancer, but there is currently no widespread screening programme for ovarian cancer, making symptoms awareness even more important.

Join us this September

This September, join our fight to raise awareness and funds for a future where women are diagnosed at the earliest possible stage and given the best chance of survival.

Three brave women will be sharing their stories for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month over the next few weeks, so make sure you're following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to find out more.

 

Ovarian cancer symptoms