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Symptom Screening Plus a Simple Blood Test Equals a 20 Percent Jump in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
Date:6/23/2008

following symptoms are only considered significant for ovarian cancer if a woman experiences one or more at least 12 times a month and if they are of recent onset, having occurred within the past 12 months:
-- Abdominal/pelvic pain

-- Eating: Feeling full quickly

-- Eating: Unable to eat normally

-- Abdominal bloating or increased abdominal size

If a woman frequently experiences one or of the above symptoms she should contact her physician, who may then prescribe a CA125 blood test and/or transvaginal ultrasound.

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