Ovarian Cancer Is Less Well Known But Just as Serious—Our Doctor Reveals All

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Ovarian cancer might be a rather sombre topic for this month's column, but it's a very important one all the same. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in women and is the biggest gynecological killer in women. It has a poor survival rate, as it often diagnosed when it as already spread.

As this month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, it's a great opportunity to reinforce the work of brilliant charities such as Ovarian Cancer Action and raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms—and that's exactly what it will take to improve detection of the disease and, in turn, improve survival rates. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, so read on for all you need to know about this pressing issue.