Ovarian cancer: Two life-saving symptoms you need to know

Knowing this could save your life

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The fear of cancer can lead many people to ignore symptoms and delay doctor's visits out of fear.

But women can stay ahead of the cancer curve by paying attention to their bodies, and when it comes to ovarian cancer, there are two symptoms women should pay specific attention to: persistent abdominal bloating and frequent urination, says one doctor at Northwestern University.

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While there are several signs of ovarian cancer, the majority of women who have ovarian cancer report having these two problems.

As with all cancers, doctors stress that it's important to notice bodily changes, understand your family's health history, and voice concerns to your doctor. All of these steps that can lead to early detection - which we've all heard is key to cancer survival.