Have you been tealed?

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This ovarian cancer awareness month our patron, the actor Jenny Agutter, is one of 11 celebrities helping us to raise the profile of the disease.

Also involved are the actors Nigel Havers, Jane Asher and Terri Dwyer, the comedian Omid Djalili, the TV and radio presenter Sara Cox, the MPs Caroline Lucas and David Lammy, the singers Hollie Cook and Kele Le Roc and radio presenter and former MP John Nicolson.

They have all been photographed with something teal – the colour representing ovarian cancer – by Ming Yeung, a professional cameraman and editor for Getty Images and husband of Ovacome member Rebecca Readshaw, who was diagnosed with the disease five years ago.

The idea is that people seeing the photography of the personalities will question whether they ‘have been tealed’, which is shorthand for knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer. For the colour teal is to ovarian cancer as pink is to breast cancer.

In recent research Ovacome found that despite bloating being the main sign of ovarian cancer, with almost nine in 10 women diagnosed having suffered from it, in only 20% of cases was it the symptom which took them to their GP. They were far more likely to seek medical help when they have abdominal pain (47%), or a change in urination (25%): the most common symptoms to take a woman with ovarian cancer in the first instance to her doctor.

Ovacome hopes its campaign will spread awareness of its BEAT acronym highlighting the main signs of ovarian cancer: B is for bloating that is persistent and doesn’t come and go; E is for eating less and feeling fuller quicker; A is for abdominal and pelvic pain felt most days and T is for toilet changes, both urination and bowel.

“We know that women recognise the symptoms of bloating, but often dismiss it as being something less sinister. It is understandable that they often only seek advice because of less easy to ignore pain, but this mindset needs to change,” says Ovacome’s chief executive Victoria Clare.

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If you have any questions about the signs and symptoms please contact our Freephone support line on 0800 008 7054 or email support@ovacome.org.uk

Download the full press release here. 

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