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10 things every woman MUST know about ovarian cancer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This is an interesting article from Mirror in the UK and important for ALL women to read. Here's the link:
www.mirror.co.uk/news/te
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-every-woman-must-118012


Sneak peak...

It's known as the 'silent killer' but now campaigners are trying to make a big noise about one of our most common cancers.

FACT 1

This is the fifth most common cancer in women

Although ovarian cancer is technically classed as a rare cancer (the common ones are breast, bowel, lung and prostate) it still affects around 6,700 women each year in the UK.

Risk varies from woman to woman and depends on how old you are, your genes and your lifestyle.

A woman has a one in 50 chance of developing the disease over her lifetime, according to charity Target Ovarian Cancer. But the risk rises as you get older, with four in five cases occurring after the age of 50.

Read the article (link above) for facts 2 - 10.

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