Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, and the ninth most common cancer among women, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Approximately one in every 78 women will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime, and one in 108 will die from it. Do you know the subtle early warning signs?
We’re talking about ovarian cancer, often called the “silent killer” because, until recently, its subtle early symptoms were not recognized. The often-overlooked early warning symptoms include:
-Pelvic or abdominal pain
-Difficulty eating for feeling full quickly
-Feeling an urgency to urinate
-Less common early symptoms include fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation, and menstrual irregularity.
Joining us today is Michael Swor, MD, FPMRS. He is a leading gynecologist who has been serving women of all ages from in and around Sarasota, Florida, for over 25 years. He founded Swor Women’s Care to provide high-quality, patient-focused gynecological care for every stage of a woman’s life. He is committed to helping each patient improve and protect their overall health and well-being. Outside of his practice, Dr. Swor enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren and making the most of the Sarasota community.