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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Many people have asked me about the symptoms of ovarian cancer; unfortunately, there are often none until it's advanced stages when a tumor has become large enough to feel, and is more difficult to treat.  Certain types are very resistant to treatment.  This is why ovarian cancer is sometimes called the "Silent Killer".  More than 2/3 of  the women diagnosed do not survive 5 years.

However, sometimes ovarian cancer whispers its symptoms. Listen to your body and be aware of:

* Pelvic or abdominal pain, discomfort, swelling, bloating, hardness and/or feeling of fullness
* Vague but persistent gastrointestinal (tummy) upsets-such as gas, nausea and indigestion
* Frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection
* Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
* Ongoing, unusual fatigue
* Unexplained changes in bowel habits

If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!
Be assertive! Insist on an exam, blood tests and an ultra-sound.

A Pap test looks for cervical cancer; it will NOT detect ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer can strike any female, 
even very young girls and women with no family history.

Help raise awareness about "The Silent Killer"

Please share this with all the women you love & care about. Don't wait; share, copy, forward, post, tweet or print this page NOW!
Early detection can save LIVES!

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Get the FACTS & get INVOLVED!

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