Could It Be Ovarian Cancer? A 40-Year-Old Shares Several Subtle Signs Of The Sneaky Disease
June 21, 2018 14:28
Ovarian cancer: What is it and why is it so deadly?
Ovarian cancer takes the lives of more than 14,000 American women every year. Fewer than 50% of women with the disease live another 5 years after the diagnosis. That’s because cancer of the ovaries rarely produces easily recognizable symptoms in the beginning. If symptoms are present early, they are often non-specific.
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As the Mayo Clinic explains, early symptoms are often non-existent because the ovaries are very small (about the size of an almond), and they sit deep in the pelvis. A tumor usually has to grow quite large before it starts to cause symptoms.