Ovarian cancer- What is it?
This is a tumor affecting the cells of the ovary spreading to other lining of the abdomen
Who is at risk
All women, though some are at higher risk than others
Personal or family history of cancer types- breast cancer, abdominal cancer
Older women who are at a post menopausal stage
Women who are yet to have a child, barren or on fertility drugs
If you are at a risk, please go for a thorough medical checkup/examination.
No certain facts have been given on what causes this type of Cancer, it can be as a result of the spread of another cancer in the body as a result of associated risks.
Bloating or excessive weight loss
Pains- During sex, back pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pain
Menstrual cycle disorder
Inability to eat or keep food down
Constant fatigue and tiredness
stage 1- Cancer is confined to one or two ovaries
Stage 2- cancer has spread to other reproductive organs, Fallopian tubes, uterus
Stage 3- Cancer has spread to other stomach lining, lymph nodes this is the stage that is usually diagnosed and detected
Stage 4- Cancer has spread to other vital organs beyond the abdomen .
What it is not
Ulcer is not ovarian cancer
Pap tests does not detect Ovarian cancer
Pelvic Screening and examination
Ca-125 test- A type of blood test
Prevention (How to improve your chances on avoiding Ovarian cancer)
- Oral contraception- Women who take birth control pills are at lesser risk, though this may also increases their chances of having breast cancer.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Having children at a younger age
- Surgery- Tubal litigation done on women who are likely to have it
Early detection help save lives
Good health management.
Constant care and support
Together lets KICK OUT CANCER.
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