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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

For years, women have known that ovarian cancer was not the silent killer it was said to be. Over the past decade, science has confirmed what women have long known: ovarian cancer has symptoms. The symptoms are:

  • Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  •  Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

As medical research continues to investigate this important issue, numerous studies have been published indicating that symptoms may not occur until late stage or that they may not improve health outcomes. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance believes that symptoms are still relevant, but they are not a definitive diagnostic tool. Since there is no diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer, symptom awareness remains of key importance . Being cognizant of symptoms can help women get diagnosed sooner. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was a partner in creating the Symptom Diary, which you can download by clicking on the link.

Track Your Symptoms

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance offers two free tools to help women track symptoms associated with ovarian cancer.

The free Ovarian Cancer Symptom Diary App allows women to create a personal risk profile and track symptoms using a smartphone, iPad or computer.

They also offer a printable Symptom Diary, which includes Practice Guidance for health professionals

Source: The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance