Five Things You Must Know About Ovarian Cancer Screenings

key to detecting the disease. Experiencing signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer may be the first indication of ovarian cancer. Along with knowing how you feel, knowing your family history can help raise your personal awareness for ovarian cancer.

4. Sharing ALL of your signs and symptoms Is vital

It’s important to share everything that is not normal for your body with your doctor.  Your doctor is trained at putting the pieces together, so even if you think a symptom is not that big of a deal, let your doctor decide whether it is, or isn’t. There is no such thing as TMI (Too Much Information) when it comes to sharing your health with your doctor. Here are some of the common signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:

  • Nausea and indigestion
  • Pressure in the pelvis or the low back
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation or bowel movement changes
  • Changes or loss of appetite
  • Feeling tired or low energy
  • Changes in menstruation

Many of these common signs and symptoms sound like they could be cured with a tablespoon of Pepto or some herbal tea. However, most of the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not experienced until the disease has spread into other parts of the body. That’s why it’s crucial to tell your doctor.