World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8, 2020. “This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63”.

World Ovarian Cancer Day

What is World Ovarian Cancer Day?

In World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8 the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition (WOCC) explain:

World Ovarian Cancer Day 2020

“Established in 2013 by a group of leaders from ovarian cancer advocacy organizations around the world, May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer Day, is the one day of the year we globally raise our voices in solidarity in the fight against ovarian cancer.”

Age

At what age does ovarian cancer typically occur?

The (United States) OvarianCancerAwareness.org note:

World Ovarian Cancer Day
“This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63”.

Symptoms

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

In Symptoms & Risks: Signs & Symptoms the WOCC elaborate on:

World Ovarian Cancer Day“Common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Bloating
  • Eating complications
  • Pain
  • Urinary Symptoms
Occasionally, there can be other symptoms, such as:

  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Abnormal bleeding – Any post-menopausal bleeding should always be checked by your primary health care provider or doctor
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss”.

Health Care Provider

What if I think I am experiencing one or more of the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

In I Have Ovarian Cancer Symptoms – What Next? Going To the GP With Symptoms During the COVID-19 Period the (United Kingdom) Ovarian Cancer Action explain:

“If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic put you off contacting your GP. It’s still important to get them checked out by your doctor. GPs and hospitals are still open for business and have put measures in place to make sure they can see you as quickly and safely as possible. In most instances, you will be assessed on the phone or via video, and offered a follow up appointment if necessary”.

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