There’s a cancer known as the “silent killer” because symptoms are often so subtle; they just seem like routine or common annoyances. That cancer is ovarian cancer. The difference between the routine annoyances and those of ovarian cancer is that they will continue most days and not go away. And by the time the symptoms begin to be considered an issue; the cancer has frequently spread and it’s progression is substantial and very difficult to treat.
However, there are some early signs or warning signals that can help you in making an assessment. Remember though that these signs must be looked at in combination with each other and with the assistance of trained medical personnel if you notice a pattern.
Ovarian cancer is only found early enough to be treatable in only approximately 20 percent of the known cases of ovarian cancers. That makes getting the word out about these ovarian cancer symptoms critical to help stop the march of this silent killer of women…..
1- Loss of Appetite:
Ovarian cancer is known to cause an abrupt loss of appetite that’s normally out of character for the person affected. This is because the cancer impacts metabolism—or the breakdown of food into energy that fuels the body.
2. Urinary Frequency:
Urinary problems, such as being overwhelmed by a sudden urge to urinate as well as peeing more often than usual is a sign of ovarian cancer—this can include bouts of incontinence (complete loss of bladder control before you can get to a bathroom) that will gradually worsen over a few weeks.
3. Abdominal Pain:
Pain in the pelvic area or belly that feels very different from normal indigestion and menstrual problems (i.e., cramps) is indicative of ovarian cancer. Most patients complained of abdominal pain that persisted for longer than 2 weeks, and wasn’t associated with their period, diarrhea, or the stomach flu.
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