9. Frequent Urination
A frequent need to urinate is a lesser-known symptom of ovarian cancer. Frequent urination may or may not be accompanied by pain and a burning sensation.
It is commonly associated with urinary tract or bladder infections as well as diabetes, all of which your doctor can easily diagnose.
Frequent urination must be medically diagnosed immediately for possible ovarian cancer risk as it is often disregarded as a non-threatening condition.
Patients with ovarian cancer reported frequency/urgency in urination as the second most common symptom of the disease, according to a 2006 study published in the Cancer journal.
10. Non-Bloody Vaginal Discharge
While bloody discharge after menopause and between cycles presents a higher risk of endometrial cancer, non-bloody vaginal discharge also poses a certain risk.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 10 percent of endometrial cancer-associated discharge is non-bloody.
Therefore, if you regularly experience non-bloody vaginal discharge (it may or may not be foul smelling), consult your doctor as it could be a sign of endometrial cancer.