6 Signs Of The Ovarian Cancer That Might Kill You Silently
Ovarian cancer is a major killer among women worldwide. Knowing the symptoms of this deadly disease and identifying them early is therefore paramount and the first step in finding a remedy to the ailment.
Here are some major symptoms of this very deadly cancer.
- Abdominal increase and excessive bloating.
- A full feeling even when food has not being eaten.
- Difficulty in eating your regular meals.
- Mild to severe persistent pelvic and abdominal pain.
- Frequent urination.
- Feeling lethargic and tired often.
- Irregular bowel movement or a change in bowel movement habit.
- A loss of appetite.
- An unexplained weight loss.
- Post-menopausal bleeding.
If you notice any or a combination of these symptoms then it is advisable you go to your GP for a thorough check up to allay your fears.
Ovarian cancer symptoms can occur in the following ways;
- It could be persistent, that is it will continue indefinitely and won’t stop.
- They could be new, that is they just started from the blue and you might have never experienced them before.
- It could also be frequent, that is the symptoms could occur for long stretches at a time, maybe for 8 months, then they seem to go away only to re occur again for another long stretch of time.
Visiting your GP for regular routine check ups will help determine the cause of the symptoms, it could be caused by another ailment and not ovarian cancer but you will only know this when your are examined by a professional and the earlier you see your doctor the better for you.
However, abdominal and pelvic pain, bloating and frequent urination could be signs of ovarian cancer.
You can start to take note of the symptoms by carefully observing and recording them so that when you meet you GP you can furnish him with an accurate account of your experience and it will help him diagnose the ailment quicker and better.
Ovarian cancer symptoms may seem similar to other ailments like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) so it is important to keep a note in a diary of all the information that maybe relevant to your doctor.
Information like — when you first noticed the symptoms, if the symptoms come and go, if they persistent, or new or even frequent and so on.
Keep information in your diary like a seasoned nurse and be more sensitive to the symptoms that may occur writing them down with information on the date and time of occupancy as well as a brief description of what you experienced. This will help your doctor determine the type of tests to conduct and may well save him and you valuable time.