Every year 6,800 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If caught early, treatment can be very successful.
To highlight ovarian cancer awareness month and help women become more informed about health issues, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College Hospital are holding a women's health awareness afternoon.
Rahul Nath, Obstetric and Gynaecology consultant at Guy's and St Thomas', said: "It is vital that women are aware of these symptoms as ovarian cancer often goes undiagnosed. We hope women will come to our drop-in health event to ask any questions they may have about their health. Our nurses will be able to give information and guidance about a wide range of the most common health problems that women experience."
Specialist nurses will cover a variety of women's health issues including:
• Period problems
• Bleeding problems in between periods and after sex
• Signs and symptoms of cancer of the ovary, womb, cervix
• Pelvic pain
• Breast issues
• Early pregnancy problems
• Abnormal smears and colposcopy
Staff will be able to answer any questions you have and give out written information.
They will be able to advise you on the best course of action if they feel you need medical attention.