When Bloated, UK Women More Likely to Change Diet Than Visit Doctor

When Bloated, UK Women More Likely to Change Diet Than Visit Doctor
Women in the United Kingdom are more likely to consider changing their diet than visiting their general practitioner (GP) when feeling bloated, a study recently found. Bloating is a major symptom of ovarian cancer. Researchers from Target Ovarian Cancer found that many women may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk by opting to do things like eating more probiotic yogurt or cutting out gluten, rather than visiting their GP once they notice their bloating. To raise awareness for bloating and other symptoms of ovarian cancer, Target Ovarian Cancer launched a campaign called TAKE OVAR, in the lead-up to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March. The campaign also aims to inform people about some statistics. In two-thirds of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the cancer has already spread, making it more difficult to treat. Despite these numbers, women in the U.K. do not seem to be well-informed about these symptoms. In a survey conducted by the organization, about 50 percent of the participants responded they would do something with their diet, whereas only 34 percent said that they would see a doctor if they were concerned about bloating. In
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