March is ovarian cancer awareness month, a cause close to all our hearts here at Sunday Woman Magazine. We’re working with The Eve Appeal, in order to bring awareness to this horrible disease.

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What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and once again charity The Eve Appeal is urging us to Make Time for Tea by hosting a tea party to raise awareness and funds for vital research into this most of brutal of cancers. Ovarian cancer affects one in 52 women during their lifetime, that’s more than 7,000 a year, and 4,100 of them will die. The Eve Appeal is determined to change those statistics for our mums, aunts, sisters and daughters everywhere. Holding a tea party or a bake sale will help them to do that. Cakes and good deeds, it really is a win-win.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer symptoms are often persistent. They don’t come and go. Here are the most common symptoms, if you experience any of these, please do talk to your GP. The earlier you catch the disease the more chance of beating it you have.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Include:

  • Bloating – This is persistent bloating, not bloating that comes and goes with meal times, although it may be more noticeable after a meal.
  • Feeling Full Quickly – If you’ve found you’re eating less and less at mealtimes, talk to your GP
  • Changes to periods – if you have spotting, bleeding in between periods, if your periods stop or you notice anything different, talk to your GP
  • Frequent urination – if you need to wee more often than usual it could be a sign that something is wrong
  • Pelvic pain – persistent pelvic pain could be a sign of ovarian cancer. It can also be a sign of other, less serious problems, such as fibroids, endometriosis, or PID. It’s always best to talk to your GP.

If you’d like to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer this month, tweet @eveappeal and use the hashtag MakeTimeforTea. you can also raise money to help with research, using Cash4Coins or by asking for a fundraising pack from The Eve Appeal website.