Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” because symptoms are often so subtle, they just seem like routine or common annoyances. However, the difference is that they will occur almost every day and not go away. The trouble is that, by the time symptoms are considered an issue, the cancer has spread and progressed too far to treat effectively.
Only 20-percent of ovarian cancer cases are found early enough to treat the disease. We’re doing our part to make known the 15 early warning signs of this silent killer of women…
1. Abdominal Pain
Pain in the pelvic area or belly (abdomen) that feels very different from normal indigestion or menstrual problems (i.e., cramps) may be indicative of ovarian cancer. Most patients complain of abdominal pain that persists for longer than 2-weeks, which isn’t associated with their menstrual period, diarrhea, or the stomach flu.