The daughter of a Kirkmuirhill woman who lost her life to ovarian cancer at just 43 years old is urging women to know the symptoms.
Caitlin’s McKean’s heartfelt plea comes as Target Ovarian Cancer revealed that just six per cent of women in Scotland can confidently name the symptoms of ovarian cancer, with 45 per cent wrongly believing that cervical screening detects the disease .Caitlin’s mum Carol Watson was just 38 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
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Her shock diagnosis was revealed during an unrelated hospital scan and after further investigation, Carol was told that she had stage 4b low grade serous ovarian cancer – a rare form – and that surgery wasn’t an option for her as the cancer was too advanced.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk