10 Warning Signs Of ‘The Silent Killer,' Ovarian Cancer

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Did you know that every year over 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer? ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women. This type of cancer is also called the “silent killer” among women over the age of 55 as it is incredibly difficult to detect and quite aggressive. As ovarian cancer is so dangerous and sneaky , it is best to learn learn more about the 10 most common symptoms, as they range from intense abdominal and pelvic pains,  irregular menstrual cycles and sometimes it can also be excessive hair growth.If any of the signs below fits you, we highly recommend for you to see your doctor and get a check up.

#1 Back Pains That Are Highly Frequent

Back pain can be caused by many things : from diseases, genetics, renal problems,osteoporosis, arthritis, skeletal irregularities or ligament or muscle strain. If you get frequent pain it could also be an ovarian cancer symptom so better keep that in mind.

#2 Pain In Lower Abdomen Or Pelvis

If you are experiencing pain in the lower abdominal , or the pelvic region on a daily basis, you should check up with your doctor to understand the causes of these symptoms. This is an actual comment from MedicineHealth and it says: “I suddenly felt bloating in my abdomen and felt like something moving around. My mistook it for gas and treated me for gastritis. I developed a sharp pain near my diaphragm.” The woman from that comment went afterwards to a gynecologist, who,detected ovarian cancer after an ultrasound test.

#3 Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

It is true that most of the females who have ovarian cancer are over the age of 55 and are post menopausal, yet the ovarian cancer can still occur in young women, even girls under the age of 10. Women with abnormal vaginal bleeding, or drastic changes with the menstrual cycle should go to their gynecologist for a check.

#4 Fatigue

The symptoms of the ovarian cancer can be feeling out of breath, nausea, and an increased loss of appetite. extreme fatigue is a progressed symptoms and it means the cancer starter to grow. Fatigue is also related to heart problems so make sure you don't excuse yourself from check ups when you feel fatigue when there is no good reason for it.

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