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-

 

cavity.

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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