Brinkmann Gynaecology

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Facts facts about ovarian cancer

  • 12 women in the UK die of ovarian cancer every day
  • A UK woman has a 2% chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime
  • 5 year survival rate is 43%
  • If diagnosed earlier, up to 90% of women would survive 5 years or more
  • Just 3% of women are confident of spotting a symptom...
  • fact 32% of women are diagnosed through A&E
  • ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of UK women with UK survival rates amongst the worst in the country
  • three quarter of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed when the disease has already spread making it more difficult to treat

Symptoms of ovarian cancer

  • increased abdominal size and persistent bloating
  • difficulty eating/feeling full more quickly
  • needing to wee more urgently or more often

If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to see your doctor.


You can visit your GP or Mr Brinkmann for a direct urgent referral.  

If you are concerned about the inherited aspect of ovarian cancer and the BRCA1 gene, please visit us to discuss your situation.

More information

Target Ovarian Cancer share some facts about ovarian cancer in their video here.  There is more information about Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month on their website. 

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