While it’s important to know the common symptoms of ovarian cancer — bloating, eating less and feeling fuller, abdominal or pelvic pain, urinary symptoms — it’s even more critical to know the risk factors. Knowing your personal risk is the most effective way to reduce the likelihood of ovarian cancer.
Find out what factors may influence the chances of developing ovarian cancer. If you suspect you may be at increased risk, be sure to talk to your doctor.
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
If any of the above occur for more than two weeks and are new and unusual for you, see a gynecologist and ask about ovarian cancer.