9 Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer


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3. Swelling

Swollen legs and ankles are a hallmark of certain types of cancer, including ovarian cancer. The condition is known as edema, an accumulation of fluid above the tissues, just under the skin: when you press on the swollen area (usually the legs, ankles, or face), it will make an indent, and the skin may start to look shiny and stretched.

Extreme swelling points to a problem with your body’s natural filtering process, so any sudden weight gain and joint stiffening should be checked out right away to rule out cancer, which could be interfering with your lymphatic system to cause the swelling.

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