Ovaries are small almond shaped organs located on each side of the uterus. They are responsible for the
production of eggs (Ova) and the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.
Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries and often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen which makes it difficult to treat. Early-stage ovarian cancer, in which the disease is confined to the ovary, can be treated successfully
Ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms that are often mistaken for more common benign conditions.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
Bloating in the abdomen or swelling
Quickly feeling full when eating
Discomfort in the pelvis area
Changes in bowel habits
Family history of Ovarian Cancer
Genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2
Use of certain fertility drugs or hormone therapies
Breast Feeding, if you have a baby
Getting Vitamin D
Avoid alcohol consumption