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February - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - February

Did you know?

  • Ovarian Cancer is estimated to be the 8th most commonly diagnosed form of cancer
  • In 2017, there were over 1580 new cases of Ovarian Cancer diagnosed

During the month of February, it is Ovarian Cancer AwarenessMonth and PDC Medical Centre Victoria Park is here to help people understandOvarian Cancer, the risks and assist with earlier detection of symptoms of OvarianCancer. PDC Medical Centre is also here to provide support, information, and educationto support people living with Ovarian Cancer and their families.

What can you do?

It is important to know your own body and be aware of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Unfortunately, there is no screening test available for Ovarian Cancer and knowing the symptoms for earlier detection is the best way.

What are the symptoms?

  • Abdominal bloating or increased abdominal size
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Appetite loss, feeling full quickly or     indigestion
  • Urinary changes such as frequency or urgency
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Unexplained fatigue

Sourced from The Australian Government Cancer Australia website (https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/ovarian-cancer-awareness)

If you experience unusual or persistent symptoms that are not common to you, it is important for you to see your GP / Doctor.

At PDC Medical Centre Victoria Park, we have both female and male GP/Dr to assist you with any queries you have about Ovarian Cancer. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please call the PDC Medical Centre Victoria Park team and they will book an appointment for you to see the GP/Doctors at the Medical Centre.

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(08) 6110 0570