EARLY DETECTION

EARLY DETECTION

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

THE PROBLEM

Early ovarian cancer may not cause any symptoms. When symptoms do appear, the disease is often at an advanced stage. Symptoms vary individually, but are not exclusive and may include pain or swelling in the abdomen, pain in the pelvis, or gastrointestinal problems (such as gas, bloating, or constipation).

If symptoms get worse or do not go away on their own, (within two weeks), a physician should be consulted to diagnose and treat any medical issue as early as possible.

THE SOLUTION

When found in its early stages, Ovarian Epithelial Cancer can often be cured – that is why it is so important for women to address problems persisting for more than two weeks by seeking medical attention. Current procedures that can be used to help diagnose Ovarian Cancer include a pelvic exam, transvaginal ultrasound, CA125 assay, barium enema, computerized tomography (CT) scan or biopsy.

Ideally, a blood test would be developed for Ovarian Cancer, allowing for early detection and dramatically increase the chances for a cure. And that is why we at MFOC are fighting.

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COMMON SYMPTOMS OF OC

If any of these symptoms persist for two weeksor more, please seek medical treatment.

  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Gastrointestinal problems(such as gas, bloating, or constipation).

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