OVARIAN CYST … OVARIAN CANCER

The ovarian cyst is a benign tumor generally. But when it turns malignant, it is an ovarian cancer. If cysts are common, fortunately cancerous tumors are rare.

1.Ovarian cysts may occur at any age
2.Overall, there are two main types of cysts:
3.Ovarian cyst: how to confirm the diagnosis?
4.What are the treatments of ovarian cyst?
5.What about ovarian cancer?
6.Cysts: beware of complications
7.A knowledge of the cysts

OVARIAN CANCER

Ovarian cysts may occur at any age

Ovarian cysts may occur at any age and more generally at puberty and before menopause. They are often discovered during a pelvic exam or a routine pelvic ultrasound. Sometimes they appear as small pain lower abdomen (often on one side and felt during sex), irregular periods accompanied by bleeding (bleeding outside the rules) or urinary discomfort because if the cyst is large, it tends to compress the bladder and cause a feeling of heaviness. An ovarian cyst can be suspected when the start of pregnancy is delayed (it can block ovulation). A path becomes hoarse and that increases hair growth can also put on the track of a tumor. Continue reading “OVARIAN CYST … OVARIAN CANCER”

THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS

Relatively infrequent, the ovarian cancer is the 4th largest gynecological cancers. Often it is discovered late because it develops slowly and without specific symptoms. It was then that may be of poor prognosis, hence the need for regular gynecological monitoring.

1.What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
2.Risk factors of ovarian cancer
3.The diagnosis and treatment

One ovary may be affected, or both. In 80% of cases, tumors of the ovary develop from cells on the surface of the ovary (epithelial cancers). In most other cancers, tumors are derived from germ cells (which develop from cells producing eggs).

THE OVARIAN CANCER

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific. Thus it is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs (fallopian tubes, uterus) or to other tissues (stomach, liver, intestine). Continue reading “THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS”

YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!

Fairly uncommon, ovarian cancer is daunting because of its poor prognosis. A new study confirms the protective role of oral contraception. The advantage is that even 30 years after stopping the pill, the protection lasts …

1.Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
2.One factor that protects against ovarian cancer: oral contraception

Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed

YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER

The poor prognosis of ovarian cancer is related to the fact that it is very long asymptomatic and therefore detected late, a late stage. In this context, prevention is a considerable asset. It is recommended that a very regular gynecological monitoring and consult your doctor or gynecologist if signs suggestive (but not specific for ovarian cancer): swelling or tension of the abdomen, feeling of weight on his stomach, and pelvic pain lumbar, needs to urinate, digestive disorders, weight changes, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, fatigue, etc.. Continue reading “YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!”