Ovarian Cancer Screening: Simple Two-Minute Questionnaire That Chec...

A simple three-question paper-and-pencil survey, given to women in the doctor's office in less than two minutes, can effectively identify those who are experiencing symptoms that may indicate ovarian cancer,...

three questions that asked whether a woman was currently experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, all of which have been identified previously as potentially indicative of ovarian cancer:

  • Abdominal and/or pelvic pain
  • Feeling full quickly and/or unable to eat normally
  • Abdominal bloating and/or increased abdomen size

The survey also asked about the frequency and duration of these symptoms: how many days a month and for how long?

"Symptoms such as pelvic pain and abdominal bloating may be a sign of ovarian cancer but they also can be caused by other conditions. What's important is to determine whether they are current, of recent onset and occur frequently,"...

...about 60 percent of women with early-stage ovarian cancer and 80 percent of women with advanced disease report symptoms that follow this distinctive pattern at the time of diagnosis.

"Women with symptoms that are frequent, continual and new to them in the past year should talk to their doctor,...

...approximately one in 140 women with symptoms may have ovarian cancer.

Early detection of ovarian cancer is key to survival.

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While this is a woman's issue, it's not an ATHEIST issue, and I use this site for atheist issues. I would appreciate it if you didn't usurp the utility of this website for your own personal agenda.

It's also another example of garbage science. According to this, I have ovarian cancer. This is the type of article that causes alarmism in society, and does not serve science and knowledge.

Ruth I knew a lady at work in HR who died recently because she ignored her symptoms - she was only in her 40's. So if your discussion here can save one life - it's worth it.
Thanks for informing us about symptoms we should pay attention to.

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