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Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ovarian Cancer may include:

Note that Ovarian Cancer symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Ovarian Cancer signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:

Ovarian Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

There are usually no obvious symptoms of ovarian cancer. Women complain about vague symptoms including abdominal swelling or bloating, generalized abdominal discomfort, early satiety, lack of appetite, dyspepsia, malaise, urinary frequency or weight change (either gain or loss). Women may develop unexplained ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity) which contributes to the abdominal discomfort. Because the symptoms are not unique to ovarian cancer, the disease can be difficult to identify and diagnose. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Ovarian cancer often shows no obvious signs or symptoms until late in its development. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

  • General abdominal discomfort and/or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)

  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or frequent urination

  • Loss of appetite

  • Feeling of fullness even after a light meal

  • Weight gain or loss with no known reason

  • Abnormal bleeding from the vagina

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI)

More Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Ovarian Cancer?

The phrase "signs of Ovarian Cancer" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Ovarian Cancer" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Ovarian Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ovarian Cancer signs or Ovarian Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ovarian Cancer symptoms.


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