PAIN IN THE PELVIS OR ABDOMINAL AREA
Ongoing abdominal pain or discomfort – including gas, pressure, bloating, and cramps – can signal ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among US women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer affecting the female reproductive system.
Fatigue, changes in bowel movements, and a more frequent or urgent need to urinate are other known symptoms of ovarian cancer. Feeling a mass in the pelvic or stomach area could be a sign of endometrial cancer. This could be from a cancerous tumor. Often, loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss are associated with these symptoms.
Most cases of ovarian cancer, as well as cervical and endometrial cancer, aren’t diagnosed until it has progressed to an advanced stage, unfortunately, when the prognosis is bleak. The same is true with many gastrointestinal cancers, which can also cause the aforementioned symptoms. Thus, it is important to pay attention to new ailments.