Ovarian Cancer: did you know?
How many women are diagnosed?
Every year about 65.000 European women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 43.000 die. 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.