If you were thinking breast cancer, think again. Ovarian cancer kills more women than any other kind of reproductive cancer, in part because it produces no obvious symptoms until its later stages. Some early symptoms are easily mistaken for less serious medical problems and can include:
Abdominal swelling or bloating
Difficulty eating or loss of appetite
Increase in urination frequency or urgency
Pelvic pressure or abdominal pain
See your doctor if you have any symptoms, and get regular pelvic exams. Find out your family medical history and share it with your doctor so you can be aware of your risk factors.
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