Symptoms may point to ovarian cancer

The notion that ovarian cancer is a “silent killer” without early warning signs has changed in recent years.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation said symptoms that women should consider as warning signs include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and frequent or urgent urination.
If women have such symptoms daily over the course of several weeks they should consult with a gynecologist, particularly if the symptoms are new or unusual.

Owensboro physician Dr. Chris Toler, an OB/GYN, said those signs are the best early detection available at this point, although there are indications that the accuracy of screening tests will improve.


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