when it happens that the chances for survival are a lot lower, notes Kevin Holcomb, a director of gynecologic oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. This kind of cancer is not so much a silent disease, Dr. Holcomb notes. A huge number of females with ovarian cancer have some symptoms in the months and weeks leading up to the diagnosis but it is actually very sad that many are vague and nonspecific. This kind of cancer whispers, and therefore, you have to listen closely. Contrary to the breast cancer, there are no tests that have been developed to screen for ovarian cancer so accurately, which makes this cancer hard to be detected, but unless you report symptoms early yourself. In case you are feeling more than one of the symptoms for a week or more than this, consult with your doctor about getting a transvaginal sonogram, pelvic examination, or a CA 125 blood test, which will help detect ovarian cancer. There follows the things OB-GYNs wish you knew about this cancer.
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