What are the common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Signs and symptoms aren’t usually detected unless the tumor has enlarged in size. Women with ovarian cancer may experience:
  • Diarrhea, constipation or frequent urination caused by the growing tumor, which may press on nearby organs, such as the bowel or bladder.
  • Feeling very tired all the time
  • Buildup of fluid around the lungs, which may cause shortness of breath
  • Vaginal bleeding (particularly if you are past menopause), or discharge from your vagina that is not normal for you
  • Pain or pressure in the pelvic area
  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Quickly feeling full or difficulty eating
  • Weight loss
  • Discomfort in the pelvis area
ovarian cancer symptoms

  • "Ovarian Cancer Prevention." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 12 June 2014. Web. 03 May 2017.
  • "Ovarian Cancer." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 09 Feb. 2017. Web. 03 May 2017.
  • "Ovarian Cancer." Ovarian Cancer | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Health System, n.d. Web. 03 May 2017.


From Our Blog: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Overview
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid, follicles, located in each ovary. Women with PCOS have an imbalance of hormones that interfere with normal reproductive processes.
*PCOS is a risk factor for the development of ovarian cancer*

PCOS overview infographic


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