So what about women who aren't even aware of the symptoms?
What about women who have few or no hard symptoms?
We pray for good doctors. If a female has an under-informed or misinformed or outright negligent primary care doctor or regular gynecologist, please pray for her.
Again I thank God that He sent me an excellent surgeon and then an excellent gynoc in Seattle. It's like finding the last lifeboat on the Titanic.
In other words maybe a new area of medicine is necessary, an abdominal cavity specialist. Not to detract or add to the multitude of specialists already in existence, but in the case of ovarian cancer, the symptoms show up when the tumor grows large enough to negatively impact other "systems". It impinges on say the ureter or the bowel or some other organ nearby. It is then that we know something isn't right.
You would think that logic would dictate that because the ovaries are hidden, that doctors would be MORE aware of ovarian cancer, because they should be aware of hard to detect illnesses/diseases as well as easily detected diseases. It's like the medical community only wants the easy patients sometimes. How harsh us patients must be if we were to expect a gastro doc to be aware that ovarian cancer symptoms are similar to IBS. We are demanding aren't we....