Friday, August 28, 2009

Ovarian Cancer

I subscribe to an online medical site which posts the latest information on a variety of subjects and, in my opinion, is one of the best medical sites on the internet.

Today I received a gynaecological update and it included seven (7) clues to ovarian cancer. This is the one cancer which I fear above all others because it is not easy to detect and by the time a diagnosis is made the survival rate is very low.

So, for any female readers of this blog I am listing the seven symptoms which have been found to be associated with ovarian cancer:

1. Abdominal distension
2. Urinary frequency
3. Abdominal pain
4. Postmenopausal bleeding
5. Loss of appetite
6. Rectal bleeding
7. Abdominal bloating

Abdominal distension, in particular, warrants urgent attention. Abdominal distension is a progressive increase in abdominal size. Bloating is an intermittent increase and decrease.

There you have it. If you think that you have these, or some of these symptoms and in particular abdominal distension - SEE YOUR DOCTOR ... now.

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