Ovarian Cancer: did you know?
How many women are diagnosed?
Worldwide about 300,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, approximately 185,000 women die from the disease. In Lena's home country: Sweden, the statistics are even worse, about 700 women are diagnosed and 550 die. >70% are diagnosed at later stages (stage 3 and 4)
What are the symptoms?
Quickly feeling full
Discomfort in the pelvis area
Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
A frequent need to urinate
Early detection can be difficult because symptoms can be mild and vague and could apply to a variety of less serious conditions. Always consult your doctor if symptoms are new or persistent.