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Just Diagnosed?

How is ovarian cancer diagnosed? Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer Ovarian cancer may cause several signs and symptoms. Women are more likely to have symptoms if the disease has spread beyond the ovaries, but even early stage ovarian cancer

Risk Factors

Generally, ovarian cancer does not cause many early signs until the cancer grows. Women should consult their physician if they experience pressure or fullness in the pelvis, abdominal bloating, or changes in bowel and bladder patterns that continue and/or worsen.


Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain A swollen or bloated abdomen Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation or diarrhea Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency) Feeling tired all the time Back Pain See your

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