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ovarian cancer symtoms?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
None specific, early: Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms in early disease, other than vague symptoms like bloating, abdominal discomfort etc. See the following site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293.
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 17 years experience
Bloating: The most common presenting symptom for ovarian cancer, entirely non-specific, is abdominal distention/swelling or tightness of the belly.

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