Ovarian cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects less than 1 million people in India every year, but it kills more than any other reproductive cancer. This type of cancer is hard to detect in its early stages. It is usually detected when it has spread within the abdomen and pelvis, but it is very difficult to treat the cancer at this late stage. Therefore, the best time to treat it is during its early stages.
In ovarian cancer the symptoms will persist and worsen.
Early symptoms are
- pain or pressure in the pelvis
- unexpected bleeding from vagina
- pain in the back or abdomen
- Frequent urination
The Doctor may recommend.
Laparoscopy – Doctor will insert a thin tube with a camera attached through a small hole in the abdomen, to see the ovaries and perhaps take a tissue sample for a biopsy.
Patietns who already have diagnose with breast cancer have high chance of getting ovarian cancer.
Obesity and overweight
Ovarian cancer is more common in people with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30.
There is chance of reducing the ovarian cancer Having surgery to remove the uterus, called a hysterectomy, may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by one-third.