Common Signs And Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer Which You Should Not Ignore
Dr. Amit Kumar Dhiman (Cancer Specialist, Oncology, Deep cancer Institute, Deep Hospital): Ovarian cancer is very rare and it is the most problematic cancer of the female reproductive system. Only, 20% of the cases of this cancer are diagnosed before they get advanced. If this cancer is diagnosed and treated early around 94% of the women will have 5 years or more. So, you must visit the best oncology doctor at the right time. In this article, we are going to mention in detail the common signs and symptoms of this cancer.
Signs & symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
- Increased urinary bowel movement
With the growth of tumors, the adjacent tissues and organs will feel crowded. Due to crowding, the bladder will feel full all the time. If you have bladder spasms, urinary urgency, then you need to seek medical attention right away.
- Abdominal Bloating
Due to this cancer, an abnormal buildup of fluid is caused in the abdomen or pelvis which creates abnormal bloating and it is very uncomfortable also.
- Pain in the abdomen
Along with bloating, it can feel like you have pain which is not normal. The abdominal pain can occur anywhere. In case, it is not going or getting severe then you need to consult the doctor as soon as possible.
- Not able to eat properly
Nausea, decreased appetite, or feeling of a full stomach might be the early signs of this cancer. Research has shown that if the woman is diagnosed with this cancer at an early stage, it can help to save their lives. No doubt, if you occasionally feel a full tummy, there is no such problem. But, if you are facing this condition for a long time then you need to pay attention to it.
- Persistent pain in the pelvic or back
Due to the excess pressure of the cancer cells, the neighboring organs will have pressure which leads to excess pain. The surrounding areas will have pain because cancer has spread.
- Increased age
Studies have shown that women after the age of 50 are at increased risk for this cancer. However, young women are also at risk to get this cancer. So, just make sure if you notice any of the mentioned symptoms then you need to seek medical attention from the best oncologist.
- Bowel movement changes
The person who is suspected to have this cancer might have diarrhea and constipation. When the cancerous cells start putting pressure on the bowels the stool gets thinner.
- Feeling lazy all the time
In some cases, the person is not getting the right amount of nutrients which leads to decreased appetite. On the other hand, it is caused by cancer. In such cases, it results in exhaustion or laziness, which should not be ignored. Your immune system is working to fight with the disease and other symptoms are making it difficult for you to sleep peacefully. So, if you feel fatigued all day long then you should not ignore this symptom.