Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Learning the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer is key to early detection. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your physician.

  • Bloating or swelling of the stomach or pelvic region
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often

Other Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Can Include:

  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual changes

If symptoms persist daily for more than 2 weeks, ask your physician for a combination pelvic/rectal exam, transvaginal ultrasound, and CA-125 blood test.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Personal or family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer
  • Increasing age
  • Undesired infertility


  • All women are at risk
  • Symptoms exist – they can be vague, but increase over time
  • Early detection increases survival rate
  • A PAP Test DOES NOT detect ovarian cancer

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