Ovarian cancer is the uncontrollable part of the process of division of ovarian cells.This review focuses on the most common form - epithelial ovarian cancer.
If the cells of one or two ovaries become abnormal and uncontrolled growth of share, developing ovarian cancer.This review focuses on the most common form - epithelial ovarian cancer.
the diagnosis of early stage ovarian cancer can often be cured sufficiently.But in most cases, by the time of diagnosis, the tumor has time to spread in the body.
learn that you or someone in your family has cancer is very scary.To help overcome the anxiety and confusion of the newsletter will talk with your doctor or treatment in a group of psychological support.
Scientists around the world still do not know what is the main reason for the development of ovarian cancer.However,
Some women are especially likely to develop ovarian cancer.Most often it develops in postmenopausal women and in nulliparous women.
In some cases, at the beginning of the development of ovarian cancer there are no specific symptoms.However, the majority of women early in complaints arise.The main symptoms include abdominal bloating, pain in the abdomen and pelvis, decreased appetite and early satiety, rapid and uncontrollable urination.
Other symptoms may be fatigue, impaired digestion, back pain, pain during sexual intercourse, constipation and menstrual disorders.However, these symptoms are non-specific and can be observed not only in ovarian cancer.
detect node on the ovary allows normal viewing on a chair at the gynecologist.the tumor is often possible to see on a pelvic ultrasound.However, the majority of detected nodules are not cancer.
The only way to confirm the diagnosis - biopsy of the ovary.To do this, a small incision is made on the anterior abdominal wall and taken a piece of the tumor.Next, the material is sent to a laboratory to confirm the diagnosis of cancer.
also for screening women at risk for developing ovarian cancer screening for possible tumor marker in the blood, it is called CA-125.However, this method is not accurate enough.He does not always show the cancer at an early stage.Also, increase in CA-125 in blood is observed in other conditions, such as changing the phase of the menstrual cycle, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and other cancers at other sites.
main method of treatment is surgical removal.In step removed all visible nodes.Typically, this is accompanied by the removal of one or both ovaries.You may need removal of the uterus and fallopian tubes.After surgery, most women shows chemotherapy for several months, in order to consume all remaining medication in the body of the cancer cells.
After treatment, the possibility of cancer returning, so the woman survived ovarian cancer need to be checked regularly throughout life.If there is a recurrence of cancer and the tumor comes back, re chemotherapy will help to rebuild their lives.
Ovarian cancer is very serious disease, but most women manage to overcome it successfully.Favorable outcome and survival of the patient depends on the age, health status, cancer incidence, as well as whether all nodes able to remove the tumor at operation.
return to a normal way of life makes communicating with other women who find themselves in a similar situation.Patients who attend support groups feel better, they have a much better appetite and sleep.Consult your doctor for contacts support groups of patients with ovarian cancer.Also on the Internet, there are several sites where cancer patients to communicate and share experiences.
Most often, this cancer affects postmenopausal women.The risk of ovarian cancer increases if the family had already been cases of cancer.Also likely to be ill with ovarian cancer in women who have had breast cancer.
Just chances of getting ovarian cancer increases:
1) If a woman has never had children.
2) Menstruation began before 12 years and after menopause 50.
3) in infertile women.
4) If the woman is receiving hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.
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