Ovarian cancer does not discriminate! It can effect men and women, mothers, fathers, sisters, and friends. It can strike a woman of any race or at any age.

Ovarian cancer symptoms are often subtle and can be difficult to diagnosis. But there are four symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer and therefore are worthy of your attention. Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency. Other symptoms may include: nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation or diarrhea, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and backaches. If you find that these symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks, please discuss them with your doctor.

There are some risk factors you should be aware of as well. These include:

A family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or a personal history of cancer.
Women over the age of 55, or women who have never been pregnant.
Women on menopausal hormone replacement therapy

Let’s all be more aware and better informed when it comes to ovarian cancer.