4 Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer that Every Woman Needs to Know

Cancer is nowadays one of the leading causes of death around the world. It is a broad spectrum of a disease and it is responsible for 30% of the deaths in Canada. This is significantly more than any other disease or possible cause. Ovarian cancer only was estimated to have 2800 new cases and 1750 deaths in Canada. Also, 22,280 new cases and 14, 240 deaths in the United States just in 2016, the Canadian and American Cancer societies state.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

When the cells of the ovaries develop tumors that become malignant, ovarian cancer occurs. This cancer is also known by the name of the ‘silent killer.’ This is because it is very difficult to be detected when screened and there are not enough symptoms to show it.

The most common patients affected by it are post-menopausal women. Yet, more and more cases have shown an increase in women in their 30s and 40s, and even younger. Some research in the UK found that early detection of cancer can increase the chances of survival immensely, therefore, you should pay more attention  to the signs your body gives. Also, regular check-ins with your doctor would not hurt.