Assembly Member supports calls for increased awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms

By Louis Urruty, Mar 13, 2019 3:03

Kirsty Williams AM is marking Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by supporting calls to raise awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Kirsty attended an event in the National Assembly for Wales, organised by Ovarian Cancer Action, giving Assembly Members a chance to discuss the issue and meet people affected by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Action estimate that 90% of women cannot name the four main symptoms of ovarian cancer: persistent stomach pain, persistent bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full more quickly, and needing to urinate more frequently.

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:

“Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women, and a woman dies from ovarian cancer every two hours. In Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month it’s really important to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer. Survival rates are dramatically increased if the cancer is caught early and I want to encourage all women to be aware of the main symptoms.”

 

Information about ‘Ovarian Cancer Action’ can be found here: https://ovarian.org.uk/

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