World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day and we need your help.

What is it?

Today ovarian cancer organisations from around the world are uniting to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

World Ovarian Cancer Day organisers want you to talk to five women about ovarian cancer today.

How can I help?

  1. Sign a pledge and talk to five women about ovarian cancer today
  2. Text WOCD05£5 to 70070 to donate £5 today to help us send symptom and awareness information to GP surgeries across the UK
  3. Take part in our online international survey looking into the challenges faced by women treated for ovarian cancer

How can I tell five women about ovarian cancer?

  1. Watch and share our symptoms awareness video with five women
  2. Send our BRCA Risk Tool to five women to help them assess their family history risk
  3. Retweet our #WorldOvarianCancerDay tweets on twitter
  4. Share our World Ovarian Cancer Day facebook posts on your page
  5. Send this page to five of your friends

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Watch out for these ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Persistent stomach pain
  • Persistent bloating
  • Finding it difficult to eat or feeling full quickly
  • Needing to wee more often

If you’re regularly experiencing these symptoms on most days it’s important to talk to your GP as soon as possible.

Other symptoms you may notice include:

  • Back pain
  • Changes in your bowel habits (diarrhoea or constipation)
  • Feeling tired all the time

Read more about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.