Did you know that the average Canadian woman has a 1 out of 65 chance to develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime? It’s not as common as breast cancer, but still touches many, many women. Because awareness is synonymous with prevention, we’ve got an overview of how to recognize its symptoms.
A few facts on ovarian cancer
List of symptoms*
Nausea, vomitting, heart burn, gas, or indigestion can also be noted. Other symptoms are also possible, such as diarrhea, constipation, a constant need to relieve your bowels, painful stools or a burning sensation when relieving your bowels, or rectal pain.
Also, a need to urinate more often or urgently can be felt, or urine leaks, burning sensations while urinating, or a feeling of needing to urinate when nothing comes out, a sensation that your bladder is full even having gone to the washroom.
Other signs: the sensation of being bloated, or having a bloated stomach or abdomen, the feeling that your clothing is too tight around your waist. Also, you may feel like you have a weight in your abdomen.
Lastly, vaginal bleeding or secretions are possible, as well as intense pain when having sexual intercourse.