"Ovarian Cancer" - what do we know?
So today . . . let's talk about "ovarian cancer" . . .
How do we get it . . . and how do we prevent it???
Well . . . unfortunately . . . 21,000 people in the U.S. get diagnosed with "ovarian cancer" every year. And about 14,000 die from it.
And in a woman's lifetime . . . her risk of developing "ovarian cancer" is about 1 in every 78 people. That's scary!!!!
So please . . . pay attention ladies . . .
Now . . . some of the signs that we may have an issue are . . .
Abdominal bloating or swelling, quickly feeling full when having a meal, unexplained weight loss or weight gain, discomfort in the pelvic area, fatigue, back pain, change in bowel habits like sudden constipation, frequent need to urinate, soreness or pain in the lower abdomen, an unexplained low-grade fever, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or a difficult menstrual cycle.
But . . . even with these signs . . . early "ovarian cancer" often causes "NO" symptoms at all . . . other than bloating and frequent urination.
And although "ovarian cancer" can spread throughout the entire body . . . in "most" cases, it stays in the abdomen and affects organs like the intestines, liver and stomach.
Now . . . with advanced stages of this cancer . . . experiencing "gastrointestinal" and other digestive disorders with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are very common.
Okay . . . so with that being said . . . "when" can this terrible disease occur???
Well . . . obviously risk factors increase for "any" disease or illness with age . . . and "ovarian cancer" very rarely strikes people younger than 40 . . . with most cases developing after menopause and in women 63 and older.
So how can we help to prevent "ovar