Ovarian cancer is known to be a "silent killer", this a gynecological disease that second most common cause of death in women. Research in Europe that almost 250,000 women develop cancer every year and even with the American Cancer Society estimated that over 21,000 women will be diagnosed this year.
When found out in early stage, there is a huge change of surviving it. In fact, that 94% of women will live for five more years if detected early. Most of it signs are common that you can also found it in other diseases, that's why most women ignore it symptoms.
Another problem with this condition is that it develops quickly even after a treatment or a visit to the OB. This is something that should be taken seriously to save your life.
The key in surviving this kind of cancer is to notice the little changes in your body because it might be signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Common signs of ovarian cancer
- Swollen of bloated abdomen region
- Problems in eating, feeling full quickly
- Costipation and diahrrhea
- Large abdominal size
- Pain in or around abdomen
- Pelvic pain
- Back pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Sudden weight loss
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Vaginal bleeding
Source: Pinoy Health Tips