You usually start by seeing your GP. Your GP will ask about your symptoms and do an internal (vaginal) examination to check for any lumps or swellings.
They will also arrange for you to have:
- a blood test called a CA125 test
- an ultrasound scan to look at your ovaries.
There is more information about having an internal examination and tests below.
If your GP is worried about cancer, they will arrange for you to see a specialist doctor within two weeks. This specialist is usually a gynaecologist (a doctor who treats female reproductive system problems).
Some people are admitted directly to hospital if they have a symptom that is making them very unwell.