Symptoms and Information For Ovarian Cancer

 

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed this year and that more than 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year.  

This is what makes our fight so urgent. 

Please share this information with your daughters, mothers, aunts and sisters.

Awareness will help more women detect this silent killer earlier.

Information is a powerful tool.

Help us raise awareness!

 

Symptoms

Symptoms of ovarian cancer:

 

*  Bloating

*  Pelvic or abdominal pain

*  Trouble eating or feeling full quickly

*  Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often

*  Fatigue

*  Upset stomach or heartburn

*  Back pain

*  Pain during sex

*  Constipation or menstrual changes

Risk Factors

These risk factors do not mean you will definitely contract ovarian cancer, they just increase the risk.  Women with one or more risk factors need to be extra alert to the symptoms of ovarian cancer.  

 

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Personal or family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer

  • Increasing age

  • Undesired infertility

Persistence of Symptoms

If the symptoms do not go away in two weeks, consult your physician.

 

If you have tried to remedy your symptoms and are not successful in a couple of weeks- you must consult a physician.

 

Because early detection is so vital in fighting this disease, we must be vigilant.

 

Many women have these symptoms on a monthly basis.  However, if they persist, that is when you need to follow up with a doctor.

 

Trust your instincts.  

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