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What are symptoms of ovarian cancer when you are in menopause?

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Women often don't know they have ovarian cancer until it has spread. By then, it's often very hard to treat.

When you’re nearing or in menopause, it’s important to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and what to look for. They include weight loss, bloating, swelling, pelvic pain, and constipation.

SOURCES:

HealthyWomen.org: "Ovarian Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors," "Ovarian Cancer: Definition," "Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms."

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer?"

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "10 Cancer symptoms women shouldn't ignore,"  "How does menopause affect cancer risk?"

National Cancer Institute: "Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Menopause and Cancer Risk."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 3, 2019

SOURCES:

HealthyWomen.org: "Ovarian Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors," "Ovarian Cancer: Definition," "Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms."

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer?"

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "10 Cancer symptoms women shouldn't ignore,"  "How does menopause affect cancer risk?"

National Cancer Institute: "Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Menopause and Cancer Risk."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 3, 2019

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