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See Ovarian Cancer Symptoms below.  If you think you have ovarian cancer symptoms, do not fear.  Natural herbal cures include ellagic acid, graviola, and essiac, plus there are electromedicine approaches from Lakhovsky, Beck, and Rife.  Learn how cancer results from symbiotic organisms becoming parasitic from a diet that is too acidic. Avoid cancer by eating an alkaline diet; see the links to the left.


Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that grows in the ovaries, two small organs that are part of the female reproductive system in which eggs mature. Each month an egg is released into the Fallopian tube where it may be fertilized with sperm. If it is not fertilized, the egg passes into the uterus and is lost when the uterus sheds its lining during a period.

There are various types of ovarian cancer. The most common type affects the cells forming the surface layer of the ovaries, called epithelial cells. Epithelial cell cancer makes up 90% of cases of ovarian cancer. The other types of ovarian cancer are mostly germ cell cancers, which arise from the egg-making cells of the ovary.

Ovarian cancer usually develops in women over the age of 55, and is most common in women aged between 65 and 75.  About 1 in 57 women in the US get it.  It is the fifth leading cause of cancer in women.

Almost all women with ovarian cancer that choose modern medicine will need surgery, which may involve removing the single affected ovary and its Fallopian tube, or both ovaries and the uterus together with nearby lymph nodes and surrounding tissues.  Alternative Medicine offers non-surgical methods that should be considered first.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and easily confused with other diseases, and there is no reliable, simple to administer screening test like the Pap Smear for cervical cancer and the mammogram for breast cancer. The ability to detect this disease is poor, and many women are not diagnosed until their tumors have reached a late stage. Ovarian cancer ordinarily produces no distinctive symptoms, and most tumors metastasize, or spread, to other abdominal organs before being diagnosed. Metastasis can give rise to ascites, a build-up of fluid in the abdomen that usually causes abdominal swelling. Such swelling may be the only indication that something is wrong, and it is the most common reason given by ovarian cancer patients when they first visit their doctor, but this symptom occurs for only a minority of ovarian cancer cases.  Because each symptom might affect only some women, it is good to be aware of all the symptoms.

Known symptoms include:

Abdominal pressure or feeling "full"

Bloating or discomfort

Clothes too tight


Indigestion or gas

Loss of appetite

Urinary problems, urgency, burning, or spasms

Constipation or diarrhea

Change in bowel movements

Abnormal bleeding

Unusual fatigue or fever

Unexplained weight gain or loss

Shortness or difficulty of breathing

Back, leg, or stomach pain

Pain during intercourse

Irregular periods

Vaginal bleeding after menopause

A malnourished or wasted appearance

Rarely, ovarian cancer can give off hormones that will cause breast enlargement or growth of facial hair. The above symptoms can be caused by things other than cancer, but if a symptom lasts for two or three weeks, it would be prudent to get it checked out.

You can see pictures of ovarian cancer here.

Doctors cannot prevent cancer and cannot explain its cause.  What they suggest as prevention is in reality early detection, and you risk damage before it is detected.  To learn the cause of cancer, the means of prevention, and natural remedies if you get it, see the links above left.

Related links

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Choose Your Cancer Cure

Prevention and Cause of Cancer


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