WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER?

Ovarian cancer is cancer arising from the cells in and around the ovaries and fallopian tubes. There are many different types of ovarian tumors, each classified by the types of cells and tissue from which they originate. Every woman in the world is at risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer, and the eighth most common cause of death from cancer in women in the world.

Common Symptoms
– Bloating
– Eating complications
– Pain in pelvic or abdominal area
– Urinary Symptoms
– Abnormal Bleeding
– Unexplained weight loss
– Extreme fatigue  

Risk Factors
– Age
– Family history
– Ethnicity
– Genetic Mutation
– Reproductive history

IMPORTANT
– A Pap Test does not detect ovarian cancer
– All women are at risk
– Diagnosing it before spreading makes it more treatable
– Symptoms awareness may lead to a quicker diagnose

SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT
OVARIAN CANCER

Source: Ovarian Cancer Day
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