Ovarian Cancer Symptoms


Early ovarian cancer may not cause obvious symptoms. But, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

  • Pressure or pain in the abdomen, pelvis, back, or legs

  • A swollen or bloated abdomen

  • Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation, or diarrhea

  • Feeling very tired all the time

    Less common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Feeling the need to urinate often

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding (heavy periods, or bleeding after menopause)

    Most often these symptoms are not due to cancer, but only a doctor can tell for sure. Any woman with these symptoms should tell her doctor.

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