Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

Each year in Australia approximately 1,815 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases the cancer is be diagnosed at an advanced stage, where it is challenging to treat.

That is why we’re committed to ensuring that our wonderful Northern Beaches community knows more about ovarian cancer and its early symptoms. With the kids now back and settled in at school, now is the perfect time to put your health first and book a check up with one of our doctors.

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a common term used for a malignant (cancerous) tumour in one or both ovaries. The ovaries are made up of three main kinds of cells, and these cells can develop into a different type of tumour.

  • epithelial cells
  • stromal cells
  • germ cells

Ovarian cancer is mainly diagnosed in women over the age of 50, with an average age of 64, however there are cases found in younger woman. With ovarian cancer ranking as the eighth most common cancer in Australia, we are passionate about educating and supporting our local community.

Now is the time to book in and make an appointment with our GPs for a general check up.

Our reception staff are available via 02 8397 8190 or book online below: