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Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms

Not all women who develop ovarian cancer have a family history of the disease or any other known risk factors beyond advanced age. For these women, physical symptoms may be the only indicator that cancer is present. These symptoms are often overlooked or get mistaken for common illness, so the disease may go undetected until it has progressed beyond treatment.
If the following symptoms are experienced for more than two weeks, a woman should consult a physician:
  • bloating or sudden weight loss
  • pelvic or abdominal pain
  • urinary frequency
  • indigestion or feeling full quickly
  • pelvic pressure
  • abnormal or post-menopausal bleeding