Ovarian cancer is a leading cause for of death in women. The best way to catch ovarian cancer in its earliest stage remains a question unanswered. However the American Cancer Society states that the best way to find ovarian cancer is for women to have regular health exams and to always consult a doctor if she has any symptoms.
After being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and undergoing multiples surgeries, ultrasounds, and blood tests that came up clear, Sadie Rance was still in unbearable stomach pains and constipation. Around May of 2013, 23 year old Rance looked to Google for help and found that she had eight of the nine symptoms of ovarian cancer. It was not until September of 2013 that doctors diagnosed her with stage four ovarian cancer, finding a tumor the size of a melon in her stomach and predicting one to two years for her to live. For all potential cases, we screen all cancer patients by referring their medical records to our expert cancer physicians.
In Rance’s case, doctors did not suspect she had ovarian cancer because she was only in her early twenties. Sadie Rance is one example of the importance of understanding your body and not being afraid to search for the answers yourself. Be persistent in communicating with your doctor and always ask questions if you suspect something is wrong with your body.