Nicky Buckley on ovarian cancer awareness month

She tragically lost her mother Joan to ovarian cancer 13 years ago.

And on Wednesday's Today Extra, Nicky Buckley encouraged women to look out for the early signs of 'the deadliest of all women's cancers'.

The 52-year-old television presenter revealed to the co-hosts just how important her role as ambassador for February's ovarian cancer awareness month is. 

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'It's very close to me': Nicky Buckley, 52, encouraged women to look out for the early signs of ovarian cancer, on Wednesday's Today Extra, after her mother Joan passed away from the 'deadliest of all women's cancers' 13 years ago

'It's very close to me': Nicky Buckley, 52, encouraged women to look out for the early signs of ovarian cancer, on Wednesday's Today Extra, after her mother Joan passed away from the 'deadliest of all women's cancers' 13 years ago

'My mum passed away from ovarian cancer, a while ago now, but your mum's your mum you know, it's very close to me,' Nicky told Channel Nine's Richard Wilkins and Deborah Knight. 

The former game show host went on to explain how important it is to raise funds and awareness, with there being no early detection test.

'It's the deadliest of all women's cancers. The five year survival rate for a woman who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer is only 44 per cent, as opposed to 90 per cent for women that's diagnosed with breast cancer,' Nicky said on-air.

The mother-of-three then suggested for women to keep an eye out for early signs, including bloating, feeling full after eating only small amounts,

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