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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…
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…
Latest Research News
Cancer-killing virus plus chemotherapy drug might treat recurrent ovarian cancer
In six out of 10 cases, ovarian cancer is diagnosed when the disease is advanced and five-year survival is only 27 percent. A new study suggests that a cancer-killing virus combined with a chemotherapy drug might safely and effectively treat…Read More
Awareness & Education
Endometriosis Increases Risk of Certain Ovarian Cancers
By MIKAELA CONLEY via GOOD MORNING AMERICA Women with a history of endometriosis are at a significantly increased risk of developing several types of ovarian cancers, according to a new study published in the Lancet Oncology. Endometriosis occurs when the cells…Read More