Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer in females in the UK, with around 7,400 new cases being diagnosed each year. Incidence rates for the illness in the UK are highest in females aged 75-79, but it can affect women of any age. Many women are unaware of the main symptoms, and often believe they are suffering from IBS, or a food intolerance, which can delay diagnosis allowing the cancer time to spread.
Amenorrhea is a medical term for when your menstrual periods stop. There are, broadly speaking, two types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. The former is when someone never starts their periods at all. Most people should have started their periods by the age of 16, and primary amenorrhea may often be due to anatomical abnormalities in which the ovaries do not form properly, or due to chromosomal disorders such as Turner syndrome.