These may include abdominal bloating and urinary urgency.
Your body speaks to you daily. Are you listening?
When it comes to ovarian cancer, receiving the message is critical. It saved my life 30 years ago.
Although early warning signs are vague, in clinical research, abdominal bloating, increased abdominal size and urinary urgency were reported almost daily in women with ovarian tumors.
Feeling full after a small meal, unexplained weight loss, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and abnormal uterine bleeding may round out the symptoms.
By the time a woman, or her physician, recognizes her symptoms, the cancer is usually advanced.
Ovarian cancer should be ruled out first instead of last and, if suspected, should be evaluated by a gynecologic oncologist.
The Pap test doesn’t screen for ovarian cancer. Currently doctors rely on a transvaginal ultrasound and CA-125 blood test to gather more information.
Early detection is key to saving lives. Since only half of women…