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Healthcare providers used to believe that there were no ovarian cancer warning signs. However, research has shown that early indications of the disease are present more often than was thought. Possible early symptoms of ovarian cancer include stomach pain, bloating, and an abnormal change in bladder habits. While in most cases, other conditions are responsible for these symptoms, you should still see your gynecologist.
Understanding Early Symptoms of Ovarian CancerOvarian cancer has historically been referred to as a "silent" disease. This is because it was thought that most women with ovarian cancer had no early symptoms. It was not until the later stages of the disease that symptoms became noticeable.
- Pelvic or abdominal (stomach) pain
- A change in bladder habits, such as urgent or frequent feelings of needing to go (urinary incontinence)
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly.