30 May '11, 9pm

Ovarian cancer awareness month

TUMMY pain, feeling bloated or being full quickly sure sound a lot like digestive problems. For some women, however, they could also mean something more sinister - cancer of the ovaries. Each year, almost 100 women in Singapore die from ovarian cancer - a number which has been climbing steadily over the past three decades. Tomorrow marks the beginning of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Unlike some other women cancers such as breast or cervical cancer, ovarian cancer is notoriously tough to detect. This is because the symptoms frequently mimic other common ailments including digestive and bladder problems. More often than not, women find themselves battling late stage ovarian cancer - usually in Stages Three or Four - by the time they are diagnosed, said Associate Professor Mahesh Choolani, a senior consultant gynaecologist at the National University Hospital. "The ovaries ...

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