Dr Oz: Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs
Dr. Oz is talking about an important topic on his show today, especially for women. He is outlining Your Biggest Cancer Risks: Dr. Oz’s Biggest Solutions, while covering the most deadly cancers as well as the ones that often go undiagnosed. So far, he has talked with Dr. Diljeet Singh and Dr. Kate Wolin about the risk factors for Ovarian Cancer, which is often called the Silent Killer of Women. Now that they have discussed the risk factors for Ovarian Cancer, they are going to share some of the biggest solutions to lower your risk.
Dr Oz: Birth Control Pills Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
Dr. Diljeet Singh says that she actually recommends low-dose birth control pills to everybody because everybody can benefit. The longer you take them the better, according to Dr. Singh, because the longer you take them the more you benefit. She says you will get the most benefit by talking a birth control pill for longer than five years.
- Slight increased risk of blood clots in women over 35 who smoke, so each patient should be treated on an individual basis.
Dr Oz Ovarian Cancer: 1000 IUs Vitamin D3 Dosage
Dr. Singh says that taking Vitamin D3 is critical to lowering your risk for Ovarian Cancer, but it also lowers your risk of dying from Ovarian Cancer if you are taking it when you are diagnosed. While she isn’t 100% sure as to how the Vitamin D works, other than to possibly get rid of damaged cells, but the benefits still exist to lowering your risk for Ovarian Cancer.
Have your levels checked to see how much Vitamin D you should be taking and since it is very hard to get from food a supplement of about 1,000 IUs (International Units) is a good amount to fight Ovarian Cancer.
Dr. Oz’s Ovarian Cancer Symptom Tracking Sheet
Studies have shown that there are often early warning signs for Ovarian Cancer, but they often subtle and get ignored or pushed aside by women. Dr. Diljeet Singh says this is why is important to know the warning signs and track them on a calendar. She wants women to get know their bodies and a new symptom that comes about every other day and lasts a couple of weeks is certainly something to document.
- Bloating or Increased Abdominal Size
- Pelvic or Abdominal Pain
- Difficulty Eating or Feeling Full Quickly
- Feeling a Frequent or Urgent need to Urinate
Dr. Oz points out that these are all pretty common symptoms, so you shouldn’t go running to your doctor if you have only had them for a day, but if they are knew and have lasted more than two weeks, then talk to doctor about being tested for Ovarian Cancer. He has created a tracking sheet so you can document your symptoms and bring it with you to your doctor’s office. You can go to Dr Oz’s website to print out a copy and keep it with and check off any of the symptoms you might be having.
Dr Oz: Fiber Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk
Dr. Kate Wolin, a Cancer Researcher, says that a low-fat, high fiber diet helps to regulate your hormones, so she recommends eating 30 grams of fiber a day in order to lower your risk of Ovarian Cancer by about 22%. Dr. Oz points out that this is a big number and that this is something you can’t get from taking any drugs. He is passionate that by taking some simple steps, like adding a higher amount of fiber to your diet, can reduce your risk for Ovarian Cancer and even save your life.