FiMunro

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The silent killer…

Hmmm…lately I’ve been seeing so many posts about the supposedly ‘missed’ symptoms of ovarian cancer or the ‘silent killer’ as it’s more frequently called…and I’ve been thinking…
I did not miss any symptoms…I was very aware…
I had surgery. I went to my GP every few weeks for five months with symptoms. I saw two gynaecologist consultants. They spoke to two oncologists. I had scans. I had bloods tests for the ovarian cancer marker which was elevated(!) and rising at each test(!) and none of them detected ovarian cancer…despite my family history; despite the fact I kept saying I thought it was ovarian cancer; despite the blood test results; despite the fact the scans showed abnornailities….until I was stage four…
So I ask myself and you is it the ‘silent killer’ or is it the ‘silenced killer’….
83% of women with advanced ovarian cancer (as I have) don’t survive 5 years. This is a serious threat to women past a menopausal age and also to younger women…
More needs to be done to ensure women are listened to when they seek medical advice, support and help!
More needs to be done to save lives! More needs to be done to raise awareness of the ovarian cancer symptoms.

love and light, Fi xx

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Author: Fi Munro

I am a 31 year old woman diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. I blog about my cancer journey and the importance of maintaining holistic physical, emotional and spiritual health. I also talk about the importance of eating the right food...a lot! Get in touch on twitter: @fkmunro

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