What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the devel-

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are

As with all cancers, the appropri-

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opment of malignant tu-

generally extremely subtle until

ateness of massage depends on


mors on the ovaries; they

the disease has progressed to

whether a client wishes to in-


rapidly metastasize to other

life-threatening levels. Early

clude it in a treatment program.


structures in the abdominal

symptoms include a feeling of

Massage for ovarian cancer pa-



heaviness in the pelvis, vague ab-

tients must be done under



dominal discomfort, occasional

medical supervision.



vaginal bleeding, and weight gain




or loss.



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