The following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than in women in the general population:
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
“Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist the organizations state.
The organizations note that “women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies” and that several studies have highlighted these symptoms even in the early stages of ovarian cancer.
FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES