The 4 early signs of ovarian cancer that all women should know
Health is wealth. It is the precious thing that you have in life and should be well taken care of. If you are a kind of person who have a lot of money, then suddenly got a dreadful disease, then what is the use of money if you are about to die? On the other hand, if you are a kind of person who does not have enough money to take care of yourself, how hard it is to earn just to live and be happy? That is why you have to do everything that you can just to make yourself healthy and keep your body from getting any kind of diseases. It is not easy, but it is going to be worth it.
As of now, Cancer has been known and became popular because it is the leading cause of death on the entire world. In fact, there are at least 30% of all deaths in Canada are due to cancer alone and that is so much more when it is compared to other kinds of diseases.
As measured by the Canadian and American Cancer Societies, Ovarian Cancer contains around 2800 new cases and about 1750 deaths in Canada alone, as well as 22, 280 new more cases and at least 14, 240 deaths in the United States of America alone. This huge number of cases and deaths are frightening and not a good news, particularly to most of women.
Ovarian Cancer has been explained to progress when the cells from the ovaries begin to form tumors which eventually turn to be malignant or also known as infectious or very virulent. It is usually known and called as the “silent killer” because most of the time, it does not show any kinds of signs and symptoms which are probably quite hard to detect by the help of screening and other types of methods.
On the other hand, it is usually common to those women in post-menopausal period which starts at the age of around 30s and 40s. According to the most recent study that has been released, early cancer detection extraordinarily elevates the chances of survival that is why regular check-ups and often visits to your doctors is a must.
Unfortunately, these days, there are no any consistent tests yet that can be fully trusted and rely on. CA125 blood test may provide negative results, while smear tests do not have the ability to pick up malignant cells. The other problem is that the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are most commonly mistaken for those connected with other types of diseases which include irritable bowel syndrome and the like. Subsequently, the tumor gets diagnosed and reaches stage 3 without even knowing and being aware about it. It is usually the reason as to why most people are dying easily without even knowing that they are already suffering from something that is dreadful.
With the help of this article, we will be showing and sharing to you some of the signs and symptoms of suffering from Ovarian Cancer so that you might be aware and well informed and will be able to prevent further complications, as well as to treat it as soon as possible before it gets worse.
Here are some of the signs and symptoms of suffering from Ovarian Cancer:
- If you are experiencing persistent bloating
Continuous, unending and repeated bloating that keeps on happening for more than three (3) consecutive weeks already has been known as one of the signs that say you are suffering from a cancerous tumor growth just like ovarian cancer.
- If you are suffering from both lower and abdominal pelvic pain
Even though both of menstrual cramps and even pain during menstruation is said to be normal, unending and persistent pain which usually lasts for more than three (3) consecutive weeks can be determined as one of the signs of having Ovarian Cancer. Pre-menopausal women should be more careful and must pay a lot of attention because these kinds of sign and symptoms are usually happening for period pain.
- If you are having a hard time in consuming foods
A sudden and unexpected drop of your appetite that goes for more than three (3) consecutive weeks can be one of the signs and symptoms of various diseases just like stomach, intestine and even bowels problems that are very common these days. Nevertheless, it can be also one of the signs and symptoms of suffering from cancer that everyone should be aware and be informed of. That is why you need to pay your doctor a visit on a regular basis to be sure.
- If you are having elevated urge or need to go to the bathroom and urinate
When you found yourself going to the bathroom more than the usual even without having any kind of changes to the liquid that you are consuming, it is most likely one of the early signs and symptoms of suffering from Ovarian Cancer. A sign that indicates Ovarian Cancer is when you do not have the ability to hold your pee and immediately have the need to release it.
Most of the signs and symptoms that we have shared above are easily mistaken for issues and diseases just like gastrointestinal tract and even irritable bowel syndrome. Therefore, if you are one of those people who are suffering from these symptoms more often than the usual, and some of the signs are not being lessen in a few number of weeks, then it is advised for you to consult your doctor and to undergo some of the tests as soon as possible to know and prevent any diseases.
You have to put in your mind that prevention is so much better than cure. Monitoring the status of your health and learning to recognize the symptoms of any kind of diseases is the key in order to detect and elevate the chances of living longer and treating it.