Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Cancer

Cancer is a scary disease because in most cases there is usually no known reason why a person gets cancer, they are  generally just unlucky, they got a bad hand in life. If you do not take anything away from this article, consider the fact that early detection can save your life or at the very least it can give you more time to spend with your family. We will discuss in this article 3 symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Pain In The Pelvic Area

Ovarian cancer is exactly what it sounds like. It is a cancer that attacks the ovaries in women implying that only women can get this disease. One of the most frequent symptoms of ovarian cancer is pain in the area where the ovaries exist and nearby. This pain can be a deep hard ache, it can be sharp pain or it could be slight pain. Regardless to the strength of this pain, if it become chronic pain or persistent pain, go see a doctor. It is always better to serve on the side of caution.

Fatigue And Unexplained Tiredness

When your body is fighting a disease such as ovarian cancer, you body will use all of its natural defense to try and kill the cancer cells. When your body puts up this type of fight, you will often feel lethargic and you can even have flu like symptoms. These type of flu like symptoms are true for all forms of cancer. Your body sees the cancer cells as foreign and harmful so your body produces more white blood cells to fight of the cancerous cells.

Look At Your Face

We just mentioned the role that white blood cells play when it comes to cancer. Let us now tell you about some of the tell tale signs of an overproduction in white blood cells. When your body starts to produce a lot of white blood cells, you will often start to form a rash on the face that is known as a butterfly rash. It is called this because the shape of the rash. It will look like small raised bumps or a slight discoloration. Depending on your skin type, you might not be able to notice the slight discoloration.

As you can see, cancer leaves many signs of its existence in your body. If you experience any of these signs please visit a doctor for testing. Even if you have minor issues, seeing a doctor is a good idea. Early detection has saved and extended many lives. Symptoms such as pain in the pelvis should alert you to see a doctor. Experiencing fatigue or tiredness and flu like symptoms are another sign of cancer. Lastly, the appearance of a butterfly rash can alert you that your body is producing a large amount of white blood cells.