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.
Ovarian cancer, the ‘silent disease’
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:
- Pain in pelvis or abdomen
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms, urgency, frequency or excessive
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:
- Stomach problems
- Back pain
- Pain during sex
- 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.
How to prevent it
So if a woman feels one or more of the symptoms of ovarian cancer frequently, you should consult a gynecologist.