It is estimated that in Australia there will be over 1000 new cases of Ovarian cancer in 2018. Ovarian cancer happens when the cells in one or both of the ovaries become abnormal and change into cancer.
The symptoms of Ovarian cancer can overlap with other less serious health problems. But there are four types of symptoms that occur most frequently: - abdominal or pelvic pain
- persistent bloating
- needing to urinate frequently
- feeling full after eating small amounts
Other symptoms to be aware of are:
- change in bowel habit
- unexplained weight gain or weightloss
- irregular bleeding
- back pain
- pain during intercourse.
Treatment is best managed by a gynaecologist and may include chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
If you are concerned or have any of the above symptoms, come and see me in clinic today for a check up.
Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.
Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! 🥔🌽🥕🥒🍅🍇🥝 Fruit & vegetables contain lots of fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which all help to keep your body healthy and can protect against long term conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
The recommended allowance is different for children and breastfeeding mothers, but you can find more information here: eatforhealth.gov.au
So when you’re out grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up that broccoli!
For more information on healthy eating drop by and see me in clinic today.
If you’re aged 45 and over and are found to be at high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke you could be eligible to a free 6 month programme to get professional help to start a journey towards a healthy life.
The programme is aimed to help you make healthy choices and changes in life to reduce your risk of chronic medical problems. You’ll have the choice of phone coaching or small groups and online support is available to all participants.
If you’re interested in finding out more and to check you’re eligible drop by in clinic to see me today!