Each year in Australia, 1,550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer according to the Australian Government’s Cancer Australia research findings.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and similar to other conditions so it is important that women are aware of their own bodies. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and a Pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer – it screens for cervical cancer.
If you experience:
- Abdominal bloating or increased abdominal size
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Appetite loss
- Urinary changes such as frequency or urgency
- Changes in bowle habits
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Unexplained fatigue
then click here to make an appointment with your GP or phone 8370 9777.