Doctor Oz spoke about Silent Cancers in Women and gave a cancer checklist for symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Esophageal Cancer. Dr. Oz said that 600,000 Americans die each year from cancer – that is 1,500 deaths each day from cancer. Some people do not realize they have cancer until it is too late, so the cancer methodically destroys their bodies. Dr Oz was joined by Dr. Ilana Cass to discuss cancer symptoms and silent cancers in women.
Silent Cancer Symptoms Checklist:
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms:
– Feeling Full Quickly
– Abdominal Pain
– Pelvic Pain
– Frequent and Urgent Urination
Dr Oz had a woman on his show who had Ovarian Cancer. She tried to get pregnant but could not, even though she looked like she was 4 months pregnant. She went to the bathroom a lot to urinate, which was also a sign of Ovarian Cancer. She went to see a reproductive endocrinologist to see why she could not get pregnant, and they saw a black mass when they did an ultrasound. The doctor saw Endometriosis and realized it was cancer when they went to take it out.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms:
– Back Pain
– Weight Loss
– Fat in Stool / Pale Colored Stool / Stool that Floats
Dr Oz said Pancreatic Cancer is extremely deadly, because it is in an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. The guest on Dr Oz’s television show said she had debilitating back pain, was losing weight and even turned jaundice. Her first doctor said she had gas, the second doctor said she pulled a muscle exercising, but the third doctor finally figured out she had Pancreatic Cancer. She has had Whipple Surgery and believes she will overcome Pancreatic Cancer. Dr. Oz said that the duct that drains the pancreas, if it is blocked, you will prevent bile from going out. Therefore, the bile goes into your bloodstream and you turn jaundiced.
Esophageal Cancer Symptoms:
– Difficulty Swallowing – like a lump in your throat
– Chest Pain or Heart Burn
– Weight Loss
Doctor Oz said Barrett’s Esophagus is the first step often in Esophageal cancer, which is often the result of acid reflux disease. What happens is that the acid burns your esophagus, and the change in tissue can lead to Esophageal Cancer. You can catch this cancer though an endoscopy. Dr. Jose Martinez says that a machine like the Halo 360 can help remove abnormal tissues while doing an endoscopy.