A woman from Scunthorpe who has incurable Ovarian Cancer is urging women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of the disease.
More than 7,000 women die from ovarian cancer each year - with 12 in North Lincolnshire alone.
Now Laura Parsons, who was diagnosed when she was struggling to start a family, says women need to recognise the early signs as in most cases the disease is preventable.
Laura has also received support from local charity, Team Verrico.
The three main symptoms in women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are:
- Increased abdominal size and persistent bloating (not bloating that comes and goes)
- Persistent pelvic and abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating and feeling full quickly, or feeling nauseous
- Needing to wee more urgently or more often
Duncan Wood spoke to Kath Pinder from the charity Target Ovarian Cancer and began by asking how common it is for women to be diagnosed at a young age like Laura: