Ask the experts…ovarian cancer

Around 7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the UK - that's 20 'new' cases a day. As with most cancers, the earlier its caught, the easier and more successful it is to treat. Unfortunately, this is one disease that's often diagnosed at a later stage. 

The 6th most common cancer in women, it's really important that we recognise the signs and symptoms, as well as knowing what support is out there if we are living with a diagnosis. 

That's why we teamed up with Wellbeing of Women (WOW) to bring you an online clinic about ovarian cancer. 

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, Ahmed Ahmed answered your burning questions on prevention, symptoms and treatment options. 

In case you’re not au fait with the specifics of ovarian cancer, when we talk about CA125, we’re referring to a protein that’s often high in women with the disease. One way of diagnosing or checking the progress of ovarian cancer is to do a CA125 blood test.

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