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Ovarian & Related Cancer

Learn about the specific risks for cancers associated with HBOC.

Ovarian cancer symptoms

The following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population. These symptoms include: 

  • Bloating 
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain 
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly 
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies. The frequency and/or number of such symptoms are key factors in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Several studies show that even early stage ovarian cancer can produce these symptoms. Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their healthcare provider.

Updated 12/30/16

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