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Expert: Persistent bloating is a common sign of cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death. It occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary grow and multiply in an uncontrolled manner, eventually forming a tumor. However, doctors warn that quickly detecting signs can be difficult due to the nature of the symptoms.

Oncologist Andrey Vorobyov told MedikForum that ovarian cancer is the cause of the largest number of deaths associated with female genital cancer, and is often called the “silent killer.” When symptoms are present, they can be difficult to detect as they usually overlap with other conditions.

So, one of these symptoms is “permanent” bloating. However, this is something that can easily be mistaken for other problems such as overeating, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.

“Persistent bloating is the most reported symptom,” the expert said. “This is because the most common way cancer spreads is through the abdomen. Cancer cells can also block lymph flow, causing fluid to build up. Some women also feel bloated during their period.”

Other symptoms of ovarian cancer to look out for include pain, cycle changes,very quick feeling of satiety or lack of appetite.

Source: Rosbalt


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