Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
1 March, 2024 (All day) to 31 March, 2024 (All day)

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Whether you are directly affected by ovarian cancer, or you just want to find out more, we have information that can help. There are lots of opportunities to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer are often the same as for other less serious conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), it can be difficult to recognise the symptoms in the early stages – which is why most women are not diagnosed until the disease has spread.

However, here are the main ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Increased abdominal size and persistent bloating (not bloating that comes and goes)
  • Persistent pelvic and abdominal pain
  • Unexplained change in bowel habits
  • Difficulty eating and feeling full quickly, or feeling nauseous
  • Needing to wee more frequently

Other symptoms, such as back pain and pain during sex may also be present. If you have any of these symptoms, do call your GP to get checked. They are most likely being caused by something less serious than cancer, but it is always worth getting checked, just in case.


Ovarian Cancer

Causes and symptoms

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Life after Treatment

Intimacy and Cancer

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