10 doctors weighed in:
Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian cancer
In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. Thats why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance.
It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer.The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. Thats why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance.
It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer.The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and No
The very earliest stages of ovarian cancer, when it is confined to the ovary or tube, do not cause symptoms.
As it begins to spread in the abdomen, it causes abdominal symptoms like gas, bloating, indigestion, and change in bowel habits. If it is diagnosed shortly after symptoms appear, it will be earlier and have a better prognosis than if the symptoms are ignored.

In brief: Yes and No
The very earliest stages of ovarian cancer, when it is confined to the ovary or tube, do not cause symptoms.
As it begins to spread in the abdomen, it causes abdominal symptoms like gas, bloating, indigestion, and change in bowel habits. If it is diagnosed shortly after symptoms appear, it will be earlier and have a better prognosis than if the symptoms are ignored.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Ovarian cancer may have initial symptoms of pain, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal fullness, but some patients have no symptoms until the cancer is quite large.
Regular pelvic exams by your doctor are important! if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, please let your doctor know.

In brief: Sometimes
Ovarian cancer may have initial symptoms of pain, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal fullness, but some patients have no symptoms until the cancer is quite large.
Regular pelvic exams by your doctor are important! if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, please let your doctor know.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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