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
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.
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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.