Cancer happens when a mutation occurs in DNA. Therefore, it’s known to be a genetic disease. Besides being inherited from parents, other known causes include errors that arise in damaged DNA over time along with environmental exposures such as chemicals in tobacco smoke, radiation, and ultraviolet rays. It can form anywhere in the body and can spread throughout the entire body. Most cancers are treatable and even curable if found in early stages. As with any medical condition, it is best to consult a medical provider if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms.

1. Signs and Symptoms: Ovarian

Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries found in female organs. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer signs and symptoms are similar to those of a menstrual cycle, making it difficult to detect. Common symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, trouble eating, lack of feeling full, urinating frequently, or the urge to urinate urgently.  Other, more severe symptoms are fatigue, heartburn, stomach aches, back pain, pain during sex, constipation, or changes in the menstrual cycle. If you experience these symptoms for longer than two weeks, consult with a doctor right away.

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