In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Health Minute" Michelle King Robson talks about some of the many risk factors and symptoms associated with Ovarian Cancer.
Michelle: Hi, I am Michelle King Robson, the voice of women’s health and this is HER Health Minute.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a good time to get smart about the risk factors and symptoms associated with this disease. There are several things you need to know. Women with a family history or women with personal history of cancer may be at risk. And women who are 55 and older and women who were never pregnant may also be at higher risk.
Some studies have also suggested that women who take estrogen-only menopausal hormone therapy for at least ten years may have an increased risk. Symptoms of this disease include fatigue, constipation, nausea, gas and indigestion, pressure in the pelvic area or the abdomen, and a swollen or bloated abdomen.
They call ovarian cancer the silent killer. So if you have any of these risk factors or symptoms you may want to talk with your OB/GYN and remember - change begins with you.