I've thought for a while that one easy way of raising awareness of ovarian cancer would be to note the signs on the reverse of the letter that calls all women over the age of 25 to screening for cervical cancer.
Everyone I have talked to about this thinks it's an excellent idea. Certainly, if I had know that I had the signs of OC, my disease would have been diagnosed long before it was.
Alas due to general lethargy I have done nothing constructive beyond punting the idea to several prominent oncologists.
Each doctors' surgery could easily do this. I think the way to progress the idea is to write to MPs asking why it isn't done - it might be an idea to add the signs of all gynae cancers at the same time.
The only possible argument against is that many more women would ask for CA125 tests. Some grumpy GPs would not like to have to deal with this, but the cost of the test is so much less than the cost of treating late stage disease, especially when you add in recurrences.
So can we do this? I shall and I will report back.