11 Signs of the ‘silent disease’ that kills 70% of people who get

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Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer in women; however, the fifth most fatal,  about 70% of women who get it succumb to this disease.

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The main reason is that the symptoms are confusable with those of other minor illnesses, which makes early detection complicated. In addition, in most cases, the symptoms only appear after the Cancer has spread. Therefore, it is known as a ‘silent disease’.

Ovarian cancer, the ‘silent disease’

Main symptoms

Although, as we have said, the most common symptoms tend to occur when the Cancer has spread, in its early stage some of these symptoms may appear:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain in pelvis or abdomen
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms, urgency, frequency or excessive
11 Señales de la 'enfermedad silenciosa' que acaba con la vida del 70% de las personas que la contraen

These symptoms may be caused by other diseases, but in the case of this type of cancer, these symptoms become persistent.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Tiredness
  • Stomach problems
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation
  • Change in menstrual periods
  • Abdominal swelling with weight loss

The most important thing is to understand whether these symptoms represent a change in the normal functioning of the body because then it will require medical attention.

Early detection

11 Señales de la 'enfermedad silenciosa' que acaba con la vida del 70% de las personas que la contraen
70% of women who detected the disease, die from it. However, when detected in the early stages, the survival rate is very high. But only 20% of cases are detected in time.

How to prevent it

11 Señales de la 'enfermedad silenciosa' que acaba con la vida del 70% de las personas que la contraen
ing regular gynecological exams can help prevent this and other cancers. And although the pelvic exam does not always detect ovarian tumors, this can identify other types of gynecological conditions, which can lead to  its detection.

So if a woman feels one or more of the symptoms of ovarian cancer frequently, you should consult a gynecologist.

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