January 20, 2021

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GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, is joining with Ovarian Cancer Action to mark World Ovarian Cancer Day by raising awareness of the symptoms.

Rebecca Evans AM said: “It is not the most talked about of health issues, but the reality is that ovarian cancer is a disease that kills one woman every two hours in the UK.

“82% of women are unable to name the four main symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, which means there is a lot of work to do.”

The four main symptoms are persistent stomach pain; persistent bloating; finding it difficult to eat or feeling full quickly; and needing to use the toilet more often.

  • Ovarian Cancer Action has reported that 70% of women said they would hope general health symptoms such as bloating or fatigue would go away so that they did not have to ask for time off work to see a GP. However an early diagnosis can indeed be lifesaving.

Mrs Evans added: “I would encourage all women to be aware of the symptoms, and go to the GP if anything seems amiss. Early diagnosis is vital.”

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