There’s a cancer known as the “silent killer” because symptoms are often so subtle; they just seem like routine or common annoyances. That cancer is ovarian cancer.
The difference between the routine annoyances and those of ovarian cancer is that they will continue for several days and not go away. And by the time the symptoms begin to be considered an issue; the cancer has frequently spread and it’s progression is substantial and very difficult to treat.
Here are some of the signs of ovarian cancer to be aware of and to check with your doctor if you notice several of these symptoms:
1Loss of Appetite
Ovarian cancer is known to cause an abrupt loss of appetite that’s normally out of character for the person affected. This is because the cancer impacts metabolism—or the breakdown of food into energy that fuels the body. And with the impact on metabolism, interest in feed lessens.
Urinary problems, such as being overwhelmed by a sudden urge to urinate as well as peeing more often than usual is a sign of ovarian cancer—this can include bouts of incontinence (complete loss of bladder control before you can get to a bathroom) that will gradually worsen over a few weeks.