Pay Attention to Symptoms

There are certain symptoms are more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population.
• A swollen or bloated abdomen
• Pressure or pain in the abdomen, pelvis, back, or legs
• Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
• Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation, or diarrhea
• Feeling very tired all the time
• Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
• Unusual vaginal bleeding (heavy periods, or bleeding after menopause)

If you have any of these symptoms, you do not necessarily have cancer. But you should see your doctor immediately for a thorough check-up.