This March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about the symptoms and support available if you are diagnosed.
This March is Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
As with other ‘Awareness Month’ initiatives, the aim is to increase recognition of the signs and symptoms of ovarian and prostate cancers and to raise funds to support research.
If you are worried you may have symptoms of ovarian cancer or prostate cancer, speak to your GP.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer
- Increased abdominal size and persistent bloating (not bloating that comes and goes)
- Persistent pelvic and abdominal pain
- Unexplained change in bowel habits
- Difficulty eating and feeling full quickly, or feeling nauseous
Support for people with ovarian cancer
- Ovarian Cancer Action – T: 020 7380 1730 / W: ovarian.org.uk
- The Eve Appeal – T: 020 7605 0100 / W: eveappeal.org.uk
- Cancer Research UK – T: 0808 800 4040 / W: cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/ovarian-cancer
Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer
- Difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder
- A feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
- Needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night
- A sudden need to urinate – you may sometimes leak urine before you get to the toilet
- Blood in your urine or blood in your semen
Support for people with prostate cancer
- Prostate Cancer UK – T: 0800 074 8383 / W: prostatecanceruk.org
- Cancer Research UK – T: 0808 800 4040 / W: cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/prostate-cancer