Ovarian Cancer may be hard to find in the early stages, mainly because the symptoms are frequently undefined until these have progressed.
It is possible for women with ovarian cancer to not show any symptom. It’s important to highlight that non-specific symptoms may be result of a medical affection that might not be cancer.
Some Ovarian Cancer symptoms may include:
- Abdominal Distention
- Pelvic or Abdominal Pain
- Difficulty to eat or sudden satiety feeling
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency or frequency.
- Stomach upset
- Back pain
- Pain during sex
- Menstruation irregularities
- Pelvic mass or lump
In many women, these symptoms appear often and may be different from what normally happens to their bodies. Women that have any of these symptoms that we have previously listed on a daily basis or during more than a few weeks must make an appointment with their treating physician or an OBGYN specialist. A Gynecologist is a doctor that specializes in treating women’s reproductive organs. An early medical evaluation may help to detect cancer at the earliest stage when it is easier to treat.
Your doctor will ask you when and how often have you had your symptoms among other questions. This will help to find out the cause of the problem, and give out a diagnosis. If your doctor diagnose it as Cancer, the relief of symptoms will be an important aspect of attention and treatment. This can also be taken as symptom management, palliative care or supportive medical attention.
Make sure to talk with your doctors about your symptoms you have, including new symptoms or changes in the ones you already have.