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Ovarian Cancer

As the name suggests it begins in the ovaries and is difficult to detect in its initial stages.

Symptoms: Its symptoms are often incorrectly diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It can occur at any age. Typical symptoms are bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, urinary urgency or increased frequency, difficulty in eating or feeling full quickly. Tests to detect this include trans-vaginal ultrasound, pelvic examination and specific blood tests.

 

 

Causes / Risk factors include family history of ovarian cancer or BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations or even women who have never borne children.

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