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Symptoms

Ovarian cancer was once thought to be the “silent killer” because common symptoms hadn’t been collected from those affected by the cancer. But recently, researchers have gathered a list of symptoms that, if occurring daily for more than two weeks, should be noted and reported to a doctor—preferably a gynecologist.

These symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating, feeling full quickly, or indigestion
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Less common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Constipation
  • Pain with intercourse
Source: Women’s Cancer Network of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (www.wcn.org)