In October 2005 I had an ultrasound and they found a large cyst. I knew they were worried because when I saw the specialist she asked someone to come and take my blood where I was sat despite the blood test area closing 30 mins previously. I was referred to the rapid access clinic and had surgery a few weeks later. I was very fortunate that it was not cancer. It has made me very aware of it though how important it is for people to be aware of the symptoms. You need to know not just for your own health but the health of the women you love.
Quick facts about Ovarian Cancer link
- Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK.
- It usually affects women who have reached their menopause – about 85% of women diagnosed are over the age of 50, though it can occur in younger women.
- Most women with ovarian cancer are treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
If detected early, like breast cancer, it can be beaten. Please visit Ovacome to raise awareness, donate and find support.
Thanks for readingMuch love, Stacie xoxox