Symptoms & Diagnosis
Ovarian cancer can cause symptoms, but a doctor will need to perform tests like an ultrasound or blood test to confirm a diagnosis.
Take Heed: The Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the “cancer that whispers,” says Dr. Beth Karlan, Director of the Women’s Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It has symptoms that are very vague and often similar to the symptoms many women experience every month with their menstrual cycle, she says. These include bloating, feeling full earlier than usual, pain in the pelvis or abdomen, nausea... Read More
Symptoms & Diagnosis: The Ovarian Cancer Workup
At SurvivorNet, we understand that a diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be unnerving, so we're here to help guide you in your journey. You may be feeling, fearful, scared, anxious, or just apathetic, and we hope we can help you deal with these emotions and stay focused on the journey ahead. We spoke to Dr. Oliver Dorigo, gynecologic oncologist at Stanford Medicine, about ways women can stay positive... Read More