Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-montes Addresses Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Medical experts warn that some signs of ovarian cancer mimic symptoms of other diseases or conditions, which can make it so easy to brush them aside.
According to Mercy gynecologic oncologist and Associate Director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute, Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes, all too often patients mistake potentially serious signs for menstruation.
"We all go through these phases every month,” Dr. Diaz-Montes said. “You think it's a normal pattern. What makes it abnormal is when you have the persistence of these symptoms sometime."
Dr. Diaz-Montes noted that some of those symptoms women often ignore include bloating, infrequent urination and changes in bowel movements. She suggests that it is a good idea to check with your doctor if those symptoms don't go away.
View Dr. Diaz-Montes’ interview regarding ovarian cancer symptoms.
Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.
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