A national campaign to promote awareness
of ovarian cancer and its symptoms and risk factors

The Earlier the Diagnosis ~ The Better the Prognosis

SYMPTOMS AND RISK FACTORS

Potential Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, or indigestion
  • Difficulty eating OR feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight gain/loss
  • Ongoing unusual fatigue
  • Back Pain
  • Menstrual changes
  • Pain during intimacy

A Pap test does NOT detect ovarian cancer

IF THESE SYMPTOMS PERSIST FOR 10 DAYS TO 2 WEEKS,
CONSULT YOUR GYNECOLOGIST, PHYSICIAN
OR PREFERABLY A GYNECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGIST.

Risk Factors Linked to Ovarian Cancer

  • Genetic predisposition (BRCA1/BRCA2 gene)
  • Personal or family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer
  • Increasing age
  • Reproductive history and infertility
  • Hormone replacement therapy

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