On Saturday, June 6th, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers was a proud sponsor of Jodi’s Race for Awareness held in City Park in Denver. The event benefited the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA), a nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to women with ovarian cancer and their families, and to promote awareness and early detection through education.
Four common symptoms have been identified as potential warning signs of early stage ovarian cancer and should not be ignored. Women who experience bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, urinary urgency or frequency, and difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, daily for more than a few weeks should follow-up with their gynecologist. Other symptoms may include menstrual irregularities, pain with intercourse, constipation, back pain, indigestion and fatigue. With no specific screening tool to identify this potentially deadly disease, knowing the symptoms, listening to your body, and advocating with your gynecologist is important to ensure an early diagnosis.