September 9: Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer can affect one or both ovaries. Ovaries are the two organs on either side of the uterus that are responsible for storing eggs or germ cells and producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, but a yearly pelvic exam may help diagnose problems with the ovaries. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and can be confused with other conditions, making it difficult to diagnose.
Some symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  •  Difficulty eating or feeling full easily
  • Urinary symptoms


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