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Ovarian Cancer

19 Oct

Ovarian Cancer is one of the deadliest gynecological cancers. That is not say that one cannot die from cervical cancer, valvular cancer and other types.

A Pap Smear test is not a test of for ovarian cancer. It can detect cervical cancer if you have a cervix.

Ovarian cancer is often linked with the BRCA gene, a breast cancer gene. Even men can carry this year. Some 400 men die per year of breast cancer.

What are the signs of ovarian cancer? Bloating, pressure, discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, frequent urination, fatigue, abnormal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, shortness of breast.

If you have questions call the Gynecological Cancer Foundation at 1.800.444.4441.

What is the best test for ovarian cancer? CA125. It is also important to know your family medical history.

www.lynnechohenfoundation.org

 

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