Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – do you know what’s ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal. Early-stage ovarian cancer, in which the disease is confined to the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully.
Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to treat ovarian cancer. It’s not clear what causes ovarian cancer. In general, cancer begins when a genetic mutation turns normal cells into abnormal cancer cells. Cancer cells quickly multiply, forming a mass. They can invade nearby tissues and break off from an initial tumor to spread elsewhere in the body. This means that you should make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.
Here are the symptoms you need to recognize:
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- No appetite or feeling full after you begin a meal
- Urgent and frequent feelings for going to the bathroom
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause
- Pain or bleeding during or after sex
- No energy
- Fatigue and fever
- Back pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (gasses, diarrhea, indigestion, changes in bowel movement)
As we said, you should be very careful and don’t ignore these symptoms. And if you notice any of them – you should see your doctor immediately. Please share with your friends and family – Help Raise Awareness! Thank You.