Ovarian Cancer: The Importance of Recognizing the Symptoms
According to American Cancer Society Statistics, in 2017, 22,440 women received a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2017 and 14,080 died from this cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cancer death in women in the United States. It is very important to recognize the symptoms and consult your health care provider as soon as possible.
Ovarian cancer does not usually show symptoms early on. If symptoms do emerge, they are usually symptoms that could be caused by more common issues. Additionally, while your gynecologist feels the ovaries and uterus to check their size, shape and consistency during Annual Women’s Wellness Pelvic Exams, it is often hard to detect ovarian tumors in early stages. It is therefore very important to consult a doctor if you have the symptoms of ovarian cancer almost every day for a few weeks. The more prompt the cancer is identified, the more likely successful diagnosis and treatment will be. This is important because often, by the time symptoms may be attributed to ovarian cancer, the cancer may be in a later stage and have already spread to other nearby organs.
This information provided by the American Cancer Society.
For more information visit the American Cancer Society Website - https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer