Ovarian Cancer

Be Aware of the silent killer

Teach Your Sisters to Hear the Wispers

Ovarian Cancer:

Ovarian cancer is when the ovaries develop an abnormal cell growth, resulting in the production of cancer in one or both ovaries. In most cases ovarian cancer is treated by surgery and chemotherapy, depending on which stage the cancer is at. However, detecting the symptoms early and finding a diagnosis can increase chances of recovery and health.
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Symptoms:

Ovarian cancer is hard to find and diagnose as most symptoms are either from other illnesses or common ones that women experience often. However, women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer have said that the four most common symptoms before their treatment were:

  • Pain in the abdomen and pelvic area
  • Increased size or persistent bloating in the abdomen
  • Constant or urgent need to urinate
  • Fullness after consuming very little food


There are other less common symptoms such as:

  • Change in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Back pain
  • Excessive or unexplained fatigue
  • Bleeding in-between periods


However...

Do not panic about having any of these symptoms. Listening to your body can sometimes be the best indicator. However, if you are still worried, seek attention from you doctor as they will be able to rule out symptoms and diagnose if necessary. Find a second opinion if you feel it is required, but do not worry.

Help:

If you are worried about symptoms regarding ovarian cancer, or just want to chat, go see your doctor. They will be able to inform you about cancers and refer you on if needed.
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