Please keep Spreading the WORD
16 March 2023
When Dianne died in January 2019 it was just ten short days from her diagnosis to her death. Her friend Nicky explains why it's so important to continue Spreading the Word...
When Dianne died in January 2019 it was just 10 short days from her diagnosis of ovarian cancer to her death.
We were all shocked by the tragic speed that everything happened and since setting up the charity in her name we now know that, sadly, her case wasn’t unusual.
Ovarian cancer symptoms can often be masked by other things; they can be pushed aside or ignored; they can be vague or blamed on something else.
It’s easy to put off getting that niggle or ache checked to another day, especially when our lives are busy.
Early diagnosis is key when it comes to improving the potential for better outcomes for this disease, and that was one of our main motivations when we launched our Spread the Word campaign last year.
Knowing what to look out for can literally save your life, or the life of someone you love, and by using our ‘W.O.R.D’ you can easily remember some of the key symptoms that could be associated with ovarian cancer.
Of course, many of the symptoms could be caused by lots of things, so it’s important not to worry. But, if you’re experiencing any of them please do make an appointment with your GP to get checked as soon as possible.
This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, please take time to grab a brew and spend a minute or two reminding yourself of the signs to look out for.
And do remember to Spread the Word far and wide too – it could be life-saving.