“Other symptoms” of ovarian cancer:
- Changes in bowel habit (eg diarrhoea or constipation)
- Extreme fatigue (feeling very tired)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Any bleeding after the menopause should always be investigated by a GP.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer will be frequent (happening more than 12 times in one month), persistent, and are “not normal for you”.
Testing for ovarian cancer
The NHS certified that a blood test and are a scan are “usually done first”.
Other tests might involve a needle biopsy, where a small sample of cells from the ovaries are removed, and a laparoscopy.