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What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer, "the silent killer," is the deadliest gynaecological disease.

The American Cancer Society says that among the gynaecological cancers (cancer of the uterus, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer), ovarian cancer has the highest rate of deaths.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to catch in its early stages

This is why women should pay attention to their bodies for any unusual changes.

We will briefly look at some symptoms of ovarian cancer.

The ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system.

Every woman has two ovaries, with one located on each side of the uterus.

Ovarian cancer begins when normal cells in an ovary change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor.

Fast facts on Ovarian Cancer

In many cases, early stages of ovarian cancer do not present any symptoms.

Although the precise causes of ovarian cancer are unknown, there are some known risk factors.

Primary Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Pelvic or abdominal pain

Feeling the need to urinate frequently

Prolonged bloating

Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly

Secondary Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Constipation

Menstrual changes

Back pain

Upset stomach, heartburn

Pain during intercourse

Please note that these symptoms may be caused by conditions other than ovarian cancer, however, ladies if you have any of these symptoms, please speak to your doctor.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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