ovarian cancer: get the facts. know the signs.

Each year, more than 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, it is one of the most deadly cancers for women because many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread. However, if it is detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. That's why it's so important to know the symptoms and go to the doctor if you have concerns.

Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer. If you have these symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor to get them checked out.

We also suggest that you download and complete this Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment and bring it to your next appointment to discuss it with your doctor.