Ovarian cancer treatment and screening needs
to be incorporated with an increased awareness of the disease's symptoms if
lives are to be saved.
Robert Marsh, The Eve Appeal's chief executive officer, said that early
diagnosis can vastly improve the quality of treatment women receive, but too
few know the symptoms and as a result, the illness is often allowed to develop.
He stated the symptoms included digestive and urinary tract problems, such as
feeling full and needing to pass water urgently and frequently; persistent
pelvic pain and increased abdominal size.
However, he did accept that the disease deserves its title as the silent
killer, as often these symptoms are associated with other more mundane
Mr Marsh hopes Ovarian Cancer Month, held throughout March, will get women
talking about the disease, which is the second most common gynaecological
cancer in the UK, with 126 new cases every week according to Cancer Research
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Cancer treatment news : 7 March 2012