While our cause is still not widespread or completely understood, there are resources available for more information. The internet has many sites regarding gene testing and a variety of genetically transmitted diseases and cancer, as well as sites with medical information and contact information for people who can answer any questions you might have. Below are some sites we recommend. If you know of an important or informative site that we do not have listed here, please tell us and others via our Contact Form.

Warning signs of Ovarian Cancer:

  • Abdominal Swelling/Bloating/Clothes Too Tight
  • Abdominal/Pelvic Pain or Pressure or Feeling “Full”
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms (such as gas, indigestion, nausea, or changes in bowel movements)
  • Vaginal Bleeding or Discharge
  • Urinary Problems – Urgency, Burning, or Spasms
  • Fatigue and/or Fever
  • Pain During Intercourse
  • Back Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing

More frequent evidence of a hereditary susceptibility to cancer within a family includes: Two or more women with ovarian and/or breast cancer, especially if the diagnoses occur pre-menopausally A woman who has had separate diagnoses of breast and ovarian cancer A woman who has had breast cancer in both breasts A man with breast cancer in addition to a female relative with breast or ovarian cancer A woman with ovarian cancer at any age who is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

OVCA PSA by Bess Myerson