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1 in 71 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
What is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the ovary. Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas (cancer beginning in the cells on the surface of the ovary) or malignant germ cell tumors (cancer beginning in egg cells).
According to estimates from the American Cancer Society for the US in 2016:
women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer
women will die from ovarian cancer
RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS
Bloating that is persistent
Eating less and feeling fuller
Trouble with your bladder
Did you know that the Pap Smear does NOT test for ovarian cancer?
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