Ovarian Cancer : Do You Know The Facts?
Posted by Stephanie Orr in Hair, Skin Care, Body
March marks the month of ovarian cancer awareness, so what better time to discuss the cause and how you can help than now?
What Is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a type of tumour which arises from a collection of abnormal cells in and around the ovary and fallopian tube. Sadly it affects kills 1 woman every two hours in the UK, yet statistically 90% of women don't know the symptoms of ovarian cancer nor the fact that smear tests aren't able to pick up any signs of ovarian cancer.
What Are The Symptoms?
Each year 7,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, symptoms of the condition can range from:
- Persistent stomach pain
- Persistent bloating
- Difficulty eating
- Feeling fuller than usual
- Needing to wee more frequently
- Back pain
- Extreme tiredness
Each of these symptoms can also be linked to other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome or pregnancy, so if you’re experiencing them it doesn’t mean you definitely have ovarian cancer. Keep a record of any symptoms you are experiencing and make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible if the symptoms become more persistent.
What Can I Do To Help?
There are lots of things you can do to support ovarian cancer care, we've teamed up with leading charity Ovarian Cancer Action to find out more about how to get involved with their fundraising campaigns in time for ovarian cancer awareness month.
Ovarian Cancer Action are celebrating their 10th anniversary with Paperchase this year in the form of a Mother's Day partnership with 6 cards being designed to raise funds. From each card purchased 10% of sales go towards funding world - class scientific research and national symptoms awareness campaigns.
Pureology have also joined forces with Ovarian Cancer Action to offer a Limited Edition Hydrate Coffret, £40 which includes a shampoo and conditioner.
From each pack sold Pureology will be donating £1 to Ovarian Cancer Action to support with funding for research, raising awareness and creating a better future for thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer.