Bloating can be the most common sign of ovarian cancer.
According to research, Target Ovarian Cancer, symptoms like bloating could be cancer if they occur 12 times in one month. Bloating can be caused by dozens of causes, and more often it won’t be cancer.
Eating too many processed or heavy wheat-based foods, junk foods, sugar, dairy products, stress, alcohol, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, etc can cause bloating.
New research shows 79 percent or four out of five women did not know bloating was a possible sign of a tumor. The survey by Target Ovarian Cancer found at least two-thirds of women don’t know tell-tale symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.
68 percent did not know the pain in the abdomen is a sign, 97 percent were unaware that always feeling full was a red flag and 99 percent would not think needing to pee more often could be the disease.
Diarrhea, constipation, extreme fatigue, and unexplained weight loss are also the symptoms of cancer. The symptoms are usually new, persistent, and frequent (more than 12 times per month).
Many women are confused about the signs and symptoms of cancer as all the mentioned symptoms are related to stomach-related issues as well.
Many cases could be picked up earlier if women knew the vital signs, experts say.