What Are the Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer?

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Ovarian cancer occurs when there are mutations of abnormal cells in the ovaries. While it usually happens later in life in post-menopausal women, ovarian cancer can occur at any age. Roughly 21,000 women a year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.

Unfortunately, the earliest warning signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are often easy to miss. The vague nature of early symptoms can easily be mistaken for other conditions or not even noticed at all. Early detection is critical, so we’re taking a look at the early signs of ovarian cancer along with common later symptoms, risk factors and preventative measures.