The Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
The symptoms of ovarian cancer may be similar to those of other diseases. Some of the symptoms are the same as those of digestive and bladder problems. If you have any symptoms that you are unsure what the cause is, you should always discuss them with your health care provider.
Your chances of having a successful treatment for ovarian cancer are highly dependent on the stage at which the cancer is recognised and treated. Sometimes the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect before the cancer has spread to a later stage however the symptoms tend to get worse over time.
Some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer include: a feeling of being full in the abdominal area accompanied by fullness and bloating, digestive problems that do not get better such as nausea and gas, changes in bathroom habits such as chronic constipation or bladder problems such as frequent urination, not having an appetite, the feeling that your clothes are getting tighter around the waist, having the feeling of being rundown and constantly fatigues from little energy expenditure and having lower back pain on a regular basis.
If you have had a family history that includes breast or ovarian cancer, you should discuss with your doctor about what your chances of getting cancer are and what precautions can be taken to protect you. Your doctor may send you to a genetic counselor that conducts testing for certain gene mutations that are involved with the development of breast of ovarian cancers.