Pants to Ovarian Cancer Campaign
March 2023 was the WI’s Ovarian Cancer awareness month. Fourteen members of the West Chiltington WI came together for a workshop to make bunting to be displayed in the library, hairdressers, shops, pharmacies and the doctor's surgery in Storrington and West Chiltington to raise awareness of the symptoms and early diagnosis of this cruel disease.
Persistent stomach pain
Difficulty eating/feeling full more quickly
Need to wee more frequently
If you or anyone you know is suffering from any of these symptoms, consistently, seek advice from your GP.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. Although the risk of developing ovarian cancer increases with age, there are cases in younger women so it’s important that all women know the symptoms to look out for.
The earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. However, because the early signs of ovarian cancer can be similar to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), it is often not diagnosed until it has spread, and a cure is not possible.
Research by Target Ovarian Cancer this year has revealed that only 21% of women are able to name bloating as a symptom, 32% abdominal pain, 2% feeling full and just 1% urinary urgency.