Monday, November 2, 2009

Symptoms of Ovarian cancer

No complaints in the early stages

In the early stages of disease ovarian cancer often causes no symptoms. Therefore, it is often diagnosed only in advanced stages. An effective method of early detection, such as of cervical cancer, not previously exist.

Depending on the extent of the tumor varied and often non-specific symptoms are possible
Among the complaints that may arise in a further tumor growth, including:
  • Feeling bloated or swollen
  • General abdominal discomfort
  • Loss of appetite, bloating
  • Flatulence, indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea
  • Weight Loss Rare vaginal bleeding
  • Ascites with swelling of the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath

Targeted Diagnostics necessary

Since these symptoms are often not only ovarian cancer but also occur separately or as a symptom of other diseases, is a specific diagnosis of need for a doctor to rule out a malignancy or confirm such.

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