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Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Ovarian Cancer Surgery - Symptoms

In many cases, women with cancer of the ovary in the early stage do not display any symptoms. Symptoms may only be noticed when the cancerous tumour has become
quite large.

Common Early Symptoms Include

  • Constant discomfort or a feeling of ‘pressure’ in the lower abdomen (pelvic area).
  • Persistent bloating in the abdomen (not bloating that comes and goes).
  • Increase in size of your abdomen.
  • Difficulty in eating and feeling full quickly.

Other Symptoms May Include Factors

  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased urinary frequency
  • Change in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhoea.
  • A more marked swelling of the abdomen. This is caused by ascites which is a collection of fluid in the abdomen. The growth and spread of the cancer inside the abdomen causes fluid to accumulate.
  • Bleeding from your vagina in-between periods or after menopause (This is not a common sign for ovarian cancer. However, it may be a possible sign of other types of cancer. You should always get unusual bleeding checked).

Ovarian Cancer Surgery - How to prevent?

Ovarian Cancer Surgery - Preparing for surgery

Ovarian Cancer Surgery - Post-surgery care

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