Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and the fifth most deadly.
It is responsible for more than 14,000 deaths in the United States each year and has the highest mortality rate of all gynecological cancers because early symptoms often go undetected.
The symptoms may include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and frequent urination. Pelvic ultrasound and blood tests are currently the best methods to diagnose whether these symptoms are from ovarian cancer.
Early diagnosis is key to the successful treatment of Ovarian cancer
All women are at risk for ovarian cancer, but increasing age and a personal or family history of the disease can increase your risk. Get more details about ovarian cancer risks, screening and treatment, visit RadiologyInfo.org.