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SUPPORTING OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

I donned teal in a special event to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, supporting the work of charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.


Teal is the colour for ovarian cancer awareness, and during March the charity is determined to dispel common misconceptions about the disease, highlighting:


  • The four main symptoms of ovarian cancer: persistent bloating, abdominal pain, needing to wee more often and feeling full quickly, which four in five women do not know

  • Cervical screening does not detect ovarian cancer – which 40% of women wrongly believe


There are 41,000 women living with ovarian cancer, yet there’s little awareness of the disease. We must improve awareness so that women know the symptoms to look out for, seek help as early as possible and receive the treatment they need. Teal Heroes is just one way to spread awareness, so together we can empower women to see their GP if they notice the symptoms and are concerned.


Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths amongst women in the UK. With no screening tool, awareness and understanding of the symptoms is imperative to better outcomes.


You can find out more about the charity’s work, and how to support it, at: www.targetovariancancer.org.uk




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