Monday, March 23, 2009

OVARIAN CANCER LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

If a woman has had breast cancer, she has a higher chance if getting ovarian cancer. She can also get ovarian cancer first. Please let all the women in your life now the symptoms below:

Ovarian Cancer Whispers - so listen...

Watch for:
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort
  • vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas,
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection;
  • unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • pelvic and/or abdominal swelling,
  • bloating and/or feeling of fullness
  • ongoing unusual fatigue
  • unexplained changes in bowel habits.

If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination of the following:
  • Pelvic/rectal exam
  • CA-125 blood test
  • Transvaginal ultrasound.
A Pap Test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.

http://www.baymoon.com/~gyncancer/library/weekly/aa011001a.htm

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