Ovarian cancer

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women.


Ovarian cancer symptoms are often vague. Women and their doctors often blame the 
symptoms on other, more common conditions. By the time the cancer is diagnosed, the 
tumor has often spread beyond the ovaries.
You should see your doctor if you have the following symptoms on a daily basis 
for more than a few weeks:
Other symptoms are also seen with ovarian cancer. 
However, these symptoms are also common in women who do not have cancer:
Other symptoms that can occur with this disease: