In this article we are going to give you several symptoms of ovarian cancer that every woman should know. It can save your life. Ovarian cancer is known as “silent killer” because in many cases it is diagnosed to late and the women don’t get the chance to fight for their life.
According to the American Cancer Society ovarian cancer is the 8th most common cancer among women in the U.S.
It is the 5th most common cause of cancer death in women. Every year more than 22 000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 14 00 will die. (1)
Factors which lead to ovarian cancer:
- Increasing age
- Family history and genes
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Smoking (2)
It is extremely important to discover the cancer in its early stage so it can be treated with success.
Ovarian cancer symptoms:
- Feeling tired all the time
If you feel tired all the time without some reason, you must consult your doctor.
People who suffer from ovarian cancer often feel abdominal pain, nausea and lose their weight.
Bloating can be caused from many factors and that is why most people ignore it..
- Frequent constipation
Frequent constipation combined with loss appetite, digestive disorders and gas may indicate an ovarian cancer.
- Irregular cycles
Women older than 55 years have higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. But it can also happen among younger women and girls. Irregular cycles also can be caused by ovarian cancer. (3)
If you recognize these symptoms earlier and if you start the cancer treatment you may save your own life.