Sheffield women urged to check for ovarian cancer symptoms

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WOMAN in Sheffield are being urged to be aware of ovarian cancer symptoms - particularly if they are over 50 or have gone through the menopause.

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and doctors are trying to raise awareness of the symptoms.

Early symptoms are pain in the pelvis and lower stomach, persistent bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, or feeling nauseous.

With ovarian cancer the symptoms are persistent and frequent.

Andrew Clark, acting regional director of public health for NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly in the early stages of the disease – if you feel there is something wrong you should visit your GP.”