According to healthline.com, ovarian cancer is when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to increase uncontrollably. It will form a tumor, and if left untreated, the tumor can spread to other parts of the body.
Statistics say that over 22,000 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017. The condition is usually detected through malignant signs, but its earliest symptoms are hard to decipher and are just often overlooked.
Only 50% of those who were diagnosed with this condition survive five years, but with early detection, this percent can increase up to 95%.
Below are the early warning signs of ovarian cancer (which are often ignored).
-abdominal bloating, pressure, and pain
-abnormal fullness after eating
-increase in urination and urge to urinate
-shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-lower back pain
-dermatomyositis, a rare inflammatory disease
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