Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that begins in the ovaries and have the ability to spread to other parts of the body.

Ovarian cancer is more treatable if it's diagnosed early.
  • Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain

    • In the bottom left region, In the bottom right region, Lower

    • For last 3 months or more

    • Gradually increases




    Abdominal bloating


    Back pain

    • More than 8 weeks

    • Gradual

    • Lower

    • Pain wakes patient from sleep


    Difficulty passing stool

    • Chronic


    Urgent feeling to pee

    or Frequent urination


    Swollen belly


    Feeling full quickly

    Pelvic mass

    or Abdominal mass

    • Right lower quadrant, Left lower quadrant, Center of abdomen

    Difficulty breathing

    or Swelling in lower leg

    or Enlarged feet or ankle

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    or Acid reflux


    • For 2 weeks or more

    Blood from vagina not from period

    • Stops by itself

    or Strange fluid coming out of vagina other than blood

    • Colorless, White, Pink

    or Excessive or prolonged bleeding during period

    Poor appetite

    Weight loss

    Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Risk factors
  • Have never given birth or carried a pregnancy

    or Late first pregnancy 35 years of age or more

    Overweight or obese

    Family history of breast cancer

    • First-degree relative

    or Family history of colorectal cancer

    • First-degree relative

    or Family history of endometrial cancer

    • First-degree relative

    or Family history of ovarian cancer

    • First-degree relative

    Early first period

    or Absence of period

    • 6 months or more without pregnancy

    Using talcum powder in the genital area


    Use of estrogen hormone medication

    History of lynch syndrome

  • Treatment
  • Treatment of ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. 1-Surgery to remove ovarian cancer. 2-Chemotherapy is often used after surgery to kill any cancer cells that might remain. It can also be used before surgery. 3-Targeted therapy: it uses medications that target the specific vulnerabilities present within your cancer cells. Targeted therapy drugs are usually reserved for treating ovarian cancer that returns after initial treatment or cancer that resists other treatments. 4-Supportive (palliative) care.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Ovarian Cancer, then visit an obstetrician-gynecologist as soon as possible.

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