Preseli Pembrokeshire’s Member of the Senedd Paul Davies is supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by becoming a Target Ovarian Hero and raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. If diagnosed at the earliest stage, it’s believed that nine out of ten women survive ovarian cancer, but two thirds of people are diagnosed late, when it's harder to treat. The four key symptoms to look out for are persistent bloating, feeling full quickly and/or loss of appetite, pelvic or abdominal pain and unusual urinary activity.
Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to be a Target Ovarian Hero and help raise awareness of symptoms of ovarian cancer. If you regularly experience any one or more of these symptoms, which are not normal for you, then it’s really important that you contact your GP. It may be that these symptoms are not caused by a serious problem, but it’s still important to get them checked out. If diagnosed early on, many people survive ovarian cancer but we know that a lot of people are often diagnosed late. So if you are experiencing any of the common symptoms, please don’t wait. It’s also important that we raise awareness of the symptoms so please talk to your friends and family about ovarian cancer and help our communities become more informed about what to look out for.”