Check with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:
abdominal discomfort or pain that doesn't go away or gets worse
unexplained nausea or diarrhea that doesn't go away or gets worse
sudden weight gain or loss
abnormal vaginal bleeding.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and often blamed on other conditions. If you are high risk of ovarian cancer, it's important to have regular pelvic exams. Watch for symptoms, too. Women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer include those who:
have specific forms of the breast cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2
have had a first-degree relative (sister, mother, or daughter) diagnosed with ovarian cancer
have a first degree relative who has had breast or colon cancer.