Health insurance news - Increased awareness needed of ovarian cancer symptoms
Target Ovarian Cancer believes the UK government needs to launch a national campaign in order to increase awareness about the possible symptoms of ovarian cancer, health insurance customers might be interested to know.
Director of public affairs and communications at Target Ovarian Cancer, targetovariancancer.org.uk Frances Reid said the first official advice on ovarian cancer was released this year. It said if people have bloating, difficulty in eating or need to urinate more frequently for a length of time they should contact their GP.
Ms Reid said the government should be looking to increase awareness as part of the Department of Health's National Awareness and early Diagnosis Initiative.
"Our recent study showed only four per cent could confidently name a symptom of ovarian cancer. This is shockingly low," Ms Reid added.
Earlier this week, a study claimed that health insurance customers' chances of suffering from ovarian cancer would be reduced significantly (45 per cent) if they take the contraceptive pill for ten years or longer.