Potential Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea and indigestion
  • Frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection
  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling of fullness
  • Ongoing unusual fatigue
  • Menstrual changes
  • Pain during sex
  • Back pain

IF THESE SYMPTOMS PERSIST FOR 10 TO 14 DAYS, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN, PREFERABLY YOUR GYNECOLOGIST.

Risk Factors Linked to Ovarian Cancer

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Personal or family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer
  • Increasing age
  • Undesired infertility