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Signs of ovarian cancer

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Ovarian cancer has been called the "silent killer" because it doesn't seem to have any apparent symptoms.

But according to the Ovacome Gynecologic Cancer Alliance, some of the signs are often confused with everyday aches and pains. The nonprofit says women who are more aware of their bodies are more likely to detect this cancer early on,

Among the symptoms:

Bloating

Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficult eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms — urgency or frequency
Fatigue
Upset stomach or heartburn
Back pain
Pain during sex
Constipation or menstrual changes

Ovacome is a nonprofit group that provides support, education and advocacy for ovarian cancer patients and survivors. To learn more about the group, visit www.ovacome.org.

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