September 7, 2020
This September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, and a woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about one in 78. Even though it is more common in women over age 63, it’s never too early to learn the signs of ovarian cancer.
The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
While these symptoms may also be caused by other conditions, if you experience many of them more than 12 times a month, schedule a telehealth visit with your health care provider, such as a nurse practitioner (NP). They can help determine the cause of the problem and next steps for treatment, if necessary.