BEAT: raising awareness
Ovacome’s BEAT campaign works to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer using an easy to remember acronym:
B – is for BLOATING it’s persistent and doesn’t come and go
E – is for EATING difficulty eating and feeling full more quickly
A – is for ABDOMINAL and pelvic pain you feel most days
T – is for TOILET changes in urination or bowel habits
Other symptoms may include vaginal bleeding, indigestion and feeling unusually tired.
It is far more likely that these symptoms will be due to something less serious than ovarian cancer. If they persist, keep a diary of your symptoms for a couple of weeks and then talk to your GP.
If you think you might be experiencing one or more of the BEAT symptoms you can contact our support service on Freephone 0800 008 7054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Symptoms of ovarian cancer can vary from woman to woman.
- Although ovarian cancer can occur at any age, it mostly occurs in women over the age of 50. If you have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer you may be more at risk.
- Smear tests do not detect ovarian cancer.
Help us raise awareness of ovarian cancer!
If you have any questions or would like any of our BEAT materials, please contact our Freephone Support Line on 0800 008 7054