Early signs of ovarian cancer
Survivors describe ovarian cancer as the cancer that whispers. Looking back, they realize they were sick for 2 years or more before they were diagnosed – and the symptoms were there all along.
Here are four common symptoms of ovarian cancer, based on the experience of survivors:
- bloating (lie on back and press to see whether you can feel any lumps or mass)
- urinary changes (example: needing to pee more often or during the night)
- difficulty eating or feeling full quickly; sometimes losing weight quickly
- pelvic or abdominal pain; sometimes indigestion, stomachaches
- other: tiredness that doesn’t go away; back pain; constipation
- a clue: Listen to your gut – respond to any exceptional dips or peaks in what’s normal for your body when they happen over a 1- or 2-month period – “a shift that lasts over time” is how one doctor puts it
Mostly, women in their 50s and 60s are the ones who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer – but younger women are cautioned to be on the lookout too.
Remember: you’re unlikely to get sick if your pH acid/alkaline ratio is normal. Pollution, work stress, overwork, lack of sleep, negative thoughts and feelings, animal foods – they all have an acid reaction on our body. So it’s wise to compensate with plenty of alkaline foods in your daily diet.
A cheap, easy way to maintain a better alkaline balance is to use clay. Read about it here.
For more info on early signs of ovarian cancer, read this article.