Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk — and the Symptoms

Beautiful woman sitting in garden and working at home.Ovarian cancer leads to death of around 140,000 women every year. There needs some shift according to how it is diagnosed and treated according to a specialist. It has been known as a silent killer since its early symptoms can be easily ignored.

Key takeaways:

  • Some common symptoms include nausea, feeling bloated, indigestion, frequent urination, abdominal pain, and back pain. If these persist for more than a week, you should see a doctor.
  • Clean pap tests don’t necessarily mean a woman doesn’t have ovarian cancer. Pap tests diagnose cervical cancer.
  • Ovarian cancer is highly treatable if detected early. Stage 1 survival rates are above 90%

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late, it’s important for women to know their risk [of] contracting this deadly disease, and its earliest warning signs.” said Dr. David Fishman, director of the cancer center and gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer/news/20160909/know-your-risk-for-ovarian-cancer—-and-the-symptoms

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