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Self Chec's free "Keeping Healthy" tools provide you and loved ones with early disease detection and prevention tips to help beat cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more

OVARIAN CANCER

Until recently doctors thought that early-stage ovarian cancer rarely produced any symptoms, therefore there was no way to detect it early. Recent evidence has shown many women do have symptoms they can be made aware of before the disease becomes life-altering.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_156283.html

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About the blood test, CA125. that might also help prevent deaths from ovarian cancer. At your annual ask your doctor

BE AWARE of Possible Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The following symptoms of ovarian cancer, and sometimes other gynecological cancers, tend to mimic those of other conditions, including digestive disorders. With digestive disorders though, they tend to come and go. With other gynecological cancers the symptoms are constant and will gradually worsen. Check with a healthcare professional if you experience any of the following symptoms described below, especially if they persist.

  • General abdominal or pelvic discomfort and/or pain including gas, indigestion, nausea, pressure, swelling, bloating, and cramps
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or urinary urgency and frequent urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Irregular periods
  • Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain

Know Your Risk Factors 

Your age. Ovarian cancer most often strikes women between the ages of 50 and 60, though it can develop at any age.

The age at which you started and stopped menstruating may also raise your risk—if you started getting your period before age 12 and/or began menopause after age 52.

Your genes. The same inherited gene mutations that increase the likelihood of breast cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2 can also significantly increase ovarian cancer risk.

HRT. Having estrogen hormone replacement therapy, especially for a prolonged period, raises your risk.

Your health history. Never being pregnant, having infertility treatments, using an IUD for birth control or having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may also be risk factors.

Smoking. If you are a smoker, stop. H  here’s how you can quit now.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_156283.html

Trusted Resources
Risk factors: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/risk-factors/con-20028096

Articles of Interest: (Put on blog for this page)

http://bismarcktribune.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/early-detection-provides-good-outcomes-for-gynecologic-cancers/article_72a50df7-f3dc-5f6c-9eaa-871ccb04939c.html

LIVER CANCER

Until recently doctors thought that liver cancer rarely produced any symptoms, but there are a few things to be aware of that may help you detect it before it becomes life-altering. The best way to prevent liver cancer is to avoid the risk factors that are associated with it and become aware of the possible symptoms.

BE AWARE of Possible Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The following symptoms of liver cancer, and sometimes other gynecological cancers, tend to mimic those of other conditions, including digestive disorders. With digestive disorders though, they tend to come and go. With other gynecological cancers the symptoms are constant and will gradually worsen. Check with a health professional if you experience any of the following symptoms described below, especially if they persist.

Know Your Risk Factors

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