Women are dying needlessly every day because they do not recognise symptoms of ovarian cancer, according to research by Target Ovarian Cancer.
Just 3 per cent of the 1004 women polled as part of the Target Ovarian Cancer Pathfinder Study 2012 were 'very confident' they could recognise the symptoms of the disease.
The UK has among the worst survival rates for the disease in developed countries. The charity is calling on the DoH to launch a national awareness campaign, targeted at the general public.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.