Most women are diagnosed after going to see their GP when they notice symptoms. Your GP will ask about your symptoms and carry out an internal (vaginal) examination to check for any lumps or swellings.
They will arrange for you to have a blood test called a CA125 test and an ultrasound scan to look at your ovaries.
If your GP suspects ovarian cancer, they will refer you to a gynaecologist (a specialist in women’s health), or a gynaecology cancer team, within two weeks. Sometimes women are admitted directly to hospital if they have a symptom that is making them very unwell.