Cancer is the plaque of modern times, and it kills more people than any other disease. Statistics shows that over 30% of all deaths in Canada are caused by cancer.
Canadian researchers have found that ovarian cancer has taken 1750 lives, and 2800 women were diagnosed with the disease in 2016.
The American Cancer Society confirmed that 14,240 women died of ovarian cancer in the same year, and additional 22,280 were diagnosed with the deadly disease.
Cells in ovaries start grow uncontrollably and become malignant. Ovarian cancer is also known as the “silent killer,” mostly because it’s hard to detect it in screenings and shows almost no symptoms.
This type of cancer is more common in post-menopausal women, but today it affects women at every age. US researchers found that early detection is the key of every cancer treatment, adding that it increases the chances of survival. Listen to your body, and do your regular check-up.
Ovarian cancer is not silent at all. It’s quite, but deadly. We still don’t have any reliable early detection tests. Smear tests don’t show malignant cysts, and CA125 blood tests are almost always negative.
Sometimes the symptoms are misinterpreted for other ailments, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In these cases, the tumor grows even more without being detected. Unfortunately, in most cases doctors detect stage 3 tumors.
At this stage the cancer is highly notable, as patients are able to feel the lumps in their abdomen.
But, the latest research suggests that actually there are early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. If you notice any of the following symptoms, run to your doctor’s as fast as you can.
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Being constantly bloated may indicate that there is a tumor growing inside your pelvic area, especially if you have never ever been bloated before.
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