Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all types of tumors in the reproductive organs, as it is less often diagnosed in the early stages. The vast majority of diagnosed cases refer to the third or fourth stages, when treatment is much more difficult.
As oncologists note, the early symptoms of ovarian cancer are difficult to identify because there is a lot of free space in the abdominal cavity and the tumor can grow almost imperceptibly to a certain point. But, fortunately, there are certain signs, knowing that it is possible to detect the disease in time. If you notice these symptoms once a month and more often, be sure to see a doctor!
First of all, you should be alerted to bleeding, similar to menstrual bleeding, which appear even after menopause. Another dangerous symptom is a bloody discharge between menstruation. Tumors provoke increased production of estrogen, which in turn stimulates bleeding. Be sure to consult a doctor if you notice something similar.
One of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer is a suddenly enlarged abdomen. The tumor, as well as the fluid surrounding it, causes the stomach to swell. If suddenly you notice that your stomach has become bigger without any particular reason, be sure to see a doctor and do an ultrasound of the pelvic organs.