Signs of Ovarian Cancer
Abdominal pain and bloating are often the earliest signs of ovarian cancer, but there are many other symptoms that, taken together, can alert you to this dangerous type of cancer, often called the silent killer.Know the warning signs
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Ovarian Cancer Q&As
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Is there a cure for ovarian cancer?
There are many women with ovarian cancer who are cured of their disease. For women who are diagnosed when their disease has not spread beyond the ovary, cure rates are 70 to 90%. In general, the combination of aggressive surgery and aggressive . . .
- Q What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
- Q Can I get ovarian cancer if my ovaries are removed?
- Q Why is ovarian cancer so hard to detect?
- Q Can surgery prevent ovarian cancer?
- Q How can diet affect my risk of ovarian cancer?
- Q What are the risks of ovarian cancer after menopause?
- Q How does ovarian cancer affect the body?
- Q How does family history affect ovarian cancer?
- Q Does using birth control reduce my risk of ovarian cancer?
- Q How is ovarian cancer treated?
Ovarian Cancer Action Plans
If you're worried about ovarian cancer, be aware of the symptoms and how to get the right tests and treatment.
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Dr. Oz Says
Ovarian cancer is considered a “silent killer” because many of its victims are not diagnosed until it has already reached an advanced stage. Its preliminary symptoms are nonspecific and are very commonly missed and misdiagnosed by doctors everywhere . . .
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