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Concerns over women ignoring ovarian cancer symptoms

Symptoms of ovarian cancer include bloating and a painful or tender tummy or pelvis.

(Sakaynah Hunter/ Elle) –– Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late, says the NHS. And one of the reasons for this is that the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not always clear.

Now, Target Ovarian Cancer, a charity which focusses on improving early diagnosis and funding life-saving research, has warned that women continue to ignore warning signs of the disease.

This is despite the success of campaigns to raise awareness of the illness.

The charity is concerned that the lack of women responding to key symptoms will result in more patients being diagnosed late when the cancer is at a fatal stage, even though this could have been avoided. (…)