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9 Signs Of Ovarian Cancer You Probably Didn't Know

Do you know that women over fifty years are at higher risk of getting ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is often mistaken for non-cancerous conditions as the symptoms are very similar. This many times leads to delay in the diagnosis. While non-cancerous cysts and tumors are much more common than ovarian cancers, every woman should definitely know about these signs of ovarian cancer and not ignore any of them.

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9 Signs Of Ovarian Cancer You Probably Didn't Know

9 Signs Of Ovarian Cancer You Probably Didn't Know

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Do not ignore any of these signs of Ovarian Cancer.

Do not ignore any of these signs of Ovarian Cancer.

1. Get yourself checked if you are having abnormal vaginal bleeding.

1. Get yourself checked if you are having abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Bleeding after Menopause, between periods, heavy bleeding or bleeding during sexual intercourse should be assessed immediately by a physician.

2. Bloody vaginal discharge

2. Bloody vaginal discharge

Dark or smelly vaginal discharge indicates infection but is also a symptom of cervical/endometrial cancer.

3. A family history of ovarian cancer adds up to the possibility of its occurence.

3. A family history of ovarian cancer adds up to the possibility of its occurence.

4. Abdominal or pelvic area pain can also suggest ovarian cancer.

4. Abdominal or pelvic area pain can also suggest ovarian cancer.

Constant discomfort in the pelvic area that includes cramps, bloating, indigestion can indicate Endometrial Cancer.

5. Do not neglect any change or loss in appetite.

5. Do not neglect any change or loss in appetite.

6. Swollen legs for no apparent reason.

6. Swollen legs for no apparent reason.

This is not a typical sign but is often related with cervical cancer.

7. Constant urge to urinate.

7. Constant urge to urinate.

Although no need to panic with just this sign as it might also suggest that your liquid intake is too much or that you are pregnant.

8. Persistent fatigue is also one of the signs.

8. Persistent fatigue is also one of the signs.

If you are feeling constantly tired since many days, then you should visit your doctor and get yourself checked immediately.

9. Women who have never got pregnant are at a higher risk to develop cancer than the ones who have.

9. Women who have never got pregnant are at a higher risk to develop cancer than the ones who have.

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