Early detection is important for ovarian cancer

Early detection is important when it comes to ovarian cancer.

Doctors say women need to pay attention to their bodies and report any symptoms that have been persistent for more than three weeks.

“The problem with ovarian cancer is it tends to be a cancer that creates symptoms, but it’s the symptoms that we all have. ‘Oh, I’m full after I eat, or I’m a little nauseous, or my bowels have changed,’ so people commonly think they have a UTI or they have a gallbladder attack, and it’s not until people are really sick from the cancer that they’re going to end up in the ER,” said Dr. Robert DeBernardo.

Being older and genetics can put a woman more at risk.

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