A Hidden Killer - Ovarian Cancer - 6 Critical Warning Signs

@lelin1123 (15645)
Puerto Rico
November 11, 2009 12:34pm CST
For years doctors believed there were no symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Now they have discovered there are 6 warning signs to look out for. If discovered early enough there is a 90% curable rate. You may not have all six symptoms but if you have even one of the warning signs for more then two weeks at a time you should go to the doctors and ask for an ultrasound. Women we know our bodies and we know when something is not right. So please we need to learn to be our own advocate. The 6 critical warning signs are: 1. Bloating 2. Pelvic Pain 3. Getting full quickly 4. Abdominal pain 5. Increased Abdominal Size 6. Difficulty eating Good luck and Good Health to all!
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@suzzy3 (8362)
13 Nov 09
I have just had my smear,My daughter has had her smear today.Mine is clear and we are waiting for my daughters results.Every woman must get a smear on a regular basis,I normally suffer all these symtoms once a month like most woman do but only for a couple of days.We must look after ourselves and thanks for such a good discussion to reming those of us who take our life for granted.No one must assume they are alright we must make sure.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
13 Nov 09
I'm so glad your test came out good and I hope your daughters will too. Take care and good health always. Thank you for your response.
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
That is great information you have the symptoms are like the common ones that you would not suspect it to be part of something dreadful disease. I do hope that many women do take heed of such warning because it seems negligible if not taken seriously.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
12 Nov 09
This is why I had to post this info. I learned this from the Doctor Oz show this morning. Thanks for responding. Good health to you!
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• Philippines
11 Nov 09
They say ovarian cancer is insidious because it spreads subtly and mimics other symptoms. You won't notice until it's in the late stage. Doctors used to say that ovarian cancer is detected when it's already late because you won't notice the symptoms at all. It's good news to know that there are ways to early detect it.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
11 Nov 09
Yes, but now knowing these warning signs will maybe help someone detect it early. Thanks for responding.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Thank you, this is a hidden thing and it's very hard to determine if the warnings warrent a docotr's visit or is just indigestion or gas.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
11 Nov 09
Yes it is hard to determine because it could be just about anything else with those warning signs. Thanks for responding.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Hi lelin1123! Thank you for telling us about these symptoms. This is something we all need to think about. Kathy.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I had a hysterectomy when I was 38 but they didn't get my ovaries. I guess there's still a possibility I could get it, although I don't worry about it that much. I still go for my yearly once a year. Kathy.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
12 Nov 09
I heard about this on Doctor Oz and felt I needed to share. Good health and happiness to you.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Thank you. The same to you.Kathy.