Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer occurs when tumors in the female reproductive organs, the ovaries, grow out of control. Doctors aren't sure what causes ovarian cancer, but heredity plays a role. Symptoms include:
- Pelvic pain or pressure,
- Pain with intercourse,
- Abdominal swelling and bloating,
- Urinary frequency,
- Ascites (collection of fluid in the abdomen),
- Loss of appetite,
- Feeling full after eating little,
- Gas and/or diarrhea,
- Nausea and vomiting, and
- Abnormalities in menstruation.
Treatment may include surgery followed by chemotherapy.
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