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Looking out for the signs of Ovarian Cancer

March brings our attention to a very significant health topic, Ovarian Cancer Awareness month which highlights and raises awareness of ovarian cancers.

Around 7000 women in the UK are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer every year and prognosis of the disease is often delayed as symptoms can be difficult to detect often going unnoticed. Worryingly, only 3% of women know the symptoms to look out for, with diagnosis usually in the later stage when the cancer has already spread.

Christina Batson, Head of Clinical Negligence at TLW Solicitors said;

‘It’s vital that women are aware of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, it’s vital healthcare practitioners can recognise the signs and symptoms whilst placing a stronger emphasis on vigilant screening’.

Symptoms to look out for include:

  • Increased abdominal size/Persistent bloating
  • Difficulty eating/Feeling Full
  • Pelvic or Abdominal pain
  • Needing to urinate more frequently/ more urgently

Other symptoms often acknowledged include unexpected weight loss, change in bowel habits and extreme fatigue.

If you would like to speak to one of our team in the Clinical Negligence department please call us free on 0800 169 5925 or email