As women we are always aware of our body and what is happening to it. We check for lumps but what about the stuff we can’t see with the naked eye?
Ovarian cancer has a few nicknames of its own like, the silent killer. Names like this are made up because ovarian cancer can already be in your body without you even knowing about it. It’s important to listen to your body and pay attention to the little things. 70% of ovarian cancer cases are not even detected until they are already in stage III.
Always be honest with your gynaecologist about all the aches and pains your body feels to rule out ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer can show symptoms throughout your entire body but mostly in your stomach region. If you suffer from constant pain, and you don’t have a medical diagnosis, then you will want to see a doctor to make sure it is not due to ovarian cancer.
Any of these next symptoms can be an ovarian cancer red flag. If you pair many of these symptoms together then you will want to ask your doctor about ovarian cancer.
Frequent Back Pain
As women many things can cause us to have lower back pain. However if the pain worsens you may want to see a doctor because constant back pain can be a symptom of ovarian cancer. If you are not suffering from arthritis or other ligament issues and the pain continues to hurt see your doctor.