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Target Ovarian Cancer launches awareness app

Target Ovarian Cancer has launched a new free ‘Symptoms Diary’ app, to help women keep track of possible symptoms of ovarian cancer so that they can inform their GP.

The free app has been designed so that women can accurately record possible symptoms if they are concerned about having ovarian cancer and consult with medical officials.

Target Ovarian Cancer estimates that only 3% of women are ‘very confident’ at spotting a symptom of ovarian cancer and with over three-quarters of women only diagnosed once the cancer has spread, which significantly increase the risk of fatality or difficulties in treating the disease.

It reminds women to record any unusual signs, such as a spike in toilet use, feeling bloated or full frequently which could be possible signs of ovarian cancer.

Users are able to download and print a full report from the app to take to their doctors if they are concerned.

Dr Sharon Tate, head of primary care development for Target Ovarian Cancer, said: “We hear too many stories of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late after showing symptoms and visiting their GP numerous times.

The Symptoms Diary is an easy way for women to accurately record their symptoms and help them communicate what is happening to their body with their doctor.”

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