Ovarian cancer is serious.
While breast cancer gets a lot of attention lately, it’s important not to forget about the other types of cancer effecting women. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women and it’s commonly nicknamed the “silent killer” among women over the age of 55. Each year over 20,000 women are diagnosed with it.
Hopefully you are visiting your gynecologist once a year for a check-up and pap smear. But in between those times, keep an eye on your body for any changes. While some of these might be common occurrences to your everyday living, drastic changes to your body can be a warning sign of something serious. More than 80% of women experience at least one symptom of ovarian cancer a few months before getting diagnosed.
Check out these ten symptoms of something that could be more serious than you think.
Monitor your body in between doctor visits.