Ovarian Cancer: Early Signs and Symptoms

Following are some common signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:

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Ovary Cancer - Symptoms

  • Pain/swelling/heaviness in abdomen or pelvis
  • Increased urinary frequency or urgency
  • Bloating or constipation
  • Difficulty in eating or early satiety

These symptoms can also be experienced due to certain other benign conditions. Other ovarian cancer symptoms include fatigue, backache, menstrual changes, and unexplained weight loss.

Germ cell tumor usually presents as a rapidly enlarging solid mass in the pelvis in women younger than 35 years of age.

Symptoms indicating an excess or abnormal hormonal production (estrogen or androgen) may signal sex cord-stromal tumor.

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