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5 Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer Every Woman Should Know
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5 Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer Every Woman Should Know

The fact that there's no screening method available for ovarian cancer makes it even harder to diagnose, especially for women who do not have symptoms. That's why it's extremely important to know the early signs of the deadly disease for a better prognosis.

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Not everyone is aware that ovarian cancer, which affects a woman's reproductive system, is a silent killer. More than 70% of women who are diagnosed with it are already in the advanced stages of cancer, unfortunately. The fact that there's no screening method available for ovarian cancer makes it even harder to diagnose, especially for women who do not have symptoms. That's why it's extremely important to know the early signs of the deadly disease for a better prognosis. "Women tend to ignore early signs of ovarian cancer or think their symptoms are simply related to aging, weight gain or other less serious problem," explains gynecologic oncologist Amina Ahmed, MD. "That’s what makes ovarian cancer so difficult to detect early when it is most curable." 

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Mentioned below are 5 early signs of ovarian cancer that should not be ignored if you experience them more than 12 times a month, as per cancer.org.