14. Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
Lower abdominal or pelvic pain followed by pelvic heaviness and changes in the bowel habits can indicate ovarian cancer.
The chances of developing this type of cancer are higher in:
women with a family history of ovarian, colorectal, or breast cancer
women who have never been pregnant
women diagnosed with colon, breast, uterine, or rectal cancer
In addition, pain in the pelvic area might indicate leukemia or uterine cancer.
15. Unusual Pain Lasting Longer Than 4 Weeks
Pains and aches can be caused by numerous reasons. However, pain occurring for no apparent reason which comes and go,
or stays for a period of 4 weeks or more, needs to be checked by a doctor as it may indicate testicular or bone cancer.