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4. Unexpected Bleeding
About 50% of the time, ovarian cancer is found in women over age 60, which means that it’s primarily a postmenopausal condition (though not exclusively). In turn, any sudden or significant changes that occur after menopause will warrant a closer look, especially sporadic bleeding – if you’ve gone for at least 12 consecutive months without a period, any amount of vaginal bleeding is abnormal.
Some cases of ovarian cancer can bring other types of bleeding, regardless of your age, so visit your doctor if you notice blood in your stool or blood in your urine, especially if it comes with abdominal pain.