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Is It Ovarian Cancer?

Know the signs.

Ovarian cancer. It has a history of slipping under the radar and going undiagnosed until it’s progressed to advanced stages, thereby earning the reputation of a “silent killer.” According to popular thought, symptoms don’t appear until the chances of recovery are slim. However, research has shown that such a reputation is inaccurate.

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do have notable symptoms that don’t occur as frequently in the general population. The difficulty is that symptoms vary depending on the location and size of the tumor. And the symptoms will also mimic non-threatening medical conditions. For these two reasons, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer may be delayed, but early detection is possible.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Are there tests for early detection? When should you call your doctor? You’re about to find out.

What to Look For

There are a number of symptoms that indicate ovarian cancer. Some of the most common include the following:

  • pain in the abdomen or pelvis
  • frequent bloating
  • feeling full quickly when eating
  • an urgent need to urinate or frequent urination While not as strong an indicator as ovarian cancer, some women also experience the following:
  • indigestion
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • painful intercourse
  • changes in menstrual cycle
  • constipation

After reading the previous list, it’s easy to think you’re the next victim of this dreaded cancer. Because symptoms of ovarian cancer are fairly common in women who don’t have the disease, it’s important to remember that just because you suffer from the conditions above doesn’t mean you have cancer.
Yet you should take note of the symptoms you have, as early indications of ovarian cancer usually follow a pattern. In most cases, the symptoms come on suddenly. They don’t feel like your normal menstrual or digestive issues. These symptoms are persistent. You have them every day and they don’t get better.

Tests and Diagnosis

If you notice a change in your “norm,” and if your symptoms come on suddenly, daily, and for more than two to three weeks, make an appointment with your gynecologist. The earlier you detect cancer, the greater your chances of a successful treatment.

Unfortunately, there’s no test available to screen all women for ovarian cancer. It is currently up to researchers to develop a test to detect ovarian cancer, just as the Pap smear screens for cervical cancer and a mammogram tests for breast cancer.

With no test currently available, there is a great need for women and medical professionals to become more aware of the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer. Otherwise, women will continue to be at a distinct disadvantage against this disease.

If you have a family history or genetic predisposition for ovarian cancer, this puts you at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. Anyone with this increased risk ought to seek additional medical monitoring. With this monitoring, there will likely be one or more tests performed on a somewhat regular basis. Combining various tests may be the most effective manner to diagnose ovarian cancer in those with increased risk.

Here are a few tests that may be performed.

A blood test is used to measure the level of the protein CA-125 in your blood. This protein is elevated with the presence of cancer in the body.
Your doctor may also perform a transvaginal ultrasound. With this exam, a probe is placed into your vagina to examine your ovaries and other reproductive organs.

A pelvic exam is another test to detect ovarian cancer, though it will only detect advanced stages. During a pelvic exam, your physician feels the shape, size, and position of ovaries with his or her hands.
In the event symptoms and initial tests are inconclusive, your doctor may order a computed tomography (CT) or positron emission tomography (PET) scan to aid in diagnosis.

Unfortunately, the only sure way to know if a woman has ovarian cancer is to perform surgery and take a biopsy. Should ovarian cancer be suspected, biopsy becomes necessary.