World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022 is May 8. “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: What Is World Ovarian Cancer Day? the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition (WOCC) explain:

World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022 “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) Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition note:

World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022 “This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63”.

Pap Test

Does the Pap test check for ovarian cancer?

No. In Ovarian Cancer – Basic Information: What Should I Know About Screening? the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note:

“The Pap test does not check for ovarian cancer. The only cancer the Pap test screens for is cervical cancer. Since there is no simple and reliable way to screen for any gynecologic cancer except for cervical cancer, it is especially important to recognize warning signs, and learn what you can do to reduce your risk”.

Symptoms

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

In Ovarian Cancer Symptoms & Risks: What Are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? the WOCC elaborate on:

Common Signs & Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Include:

Occasionally, there can be other symptoms of ovarian cancer, 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

World Ovarian Cancer Day 2021What 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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Last Updated: 11 May 2022 – Last Revised: 01 May 2022