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.