Ovarian cancer (cancer of the ovaries) is one of the most deadly forms of female cancer. Risk factors include family history, being over 65, infertility, obesity and other factors. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of ovarian cancer, as well as possible treatment methods.
- Ovarian Cancer Prognosis
Ovarian cancer is a scary diagnosis to get. Read on to learn more about ovarian cancer prognosis and survival rates.
- The Types and Signs of Ovarian Neoplasms
A complex cystic neoplasm of the ovary may be benign or malignant. Read on to discover the risk factors and treatments for this neoplasm.
- An Overview of Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer
Clear cell ovarian cancer is a rare and aggressive type of cancer, most common in older women. Learn what it is, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatments and risk factors.
- Abdominal Bloating as a Symptom of Ovarian Cancer
Is abdominal bloating a symptom of ovarian cancer? Find out more about the association between abdominal bloating and ovarian cancer - and why this is a symptom all women should take seriously.
- Ovarian Cysts vs. Cancer
Ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer both cause growths in the ovary. The difference between ovarian cysts vs. cancer is that cysts are usually benign and require no treatment, whereas ovarian cancer continues to grow and spread to surrounding organs unless the tumor is removed and treated.
- Factors Affecting the Life Expectancy of Ovarian Cancer Patients
The incidence rate of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has been slowly increasing in many developed countries over the last 20 years. Life expectancy is determined largely by the stage of disease present at diagnosis.
- Prognosis Factors in Cases of Extraovarian Peritoneal Cancer
Who gets extraovarian peritoneal cancer and what is the prognosis? Can you get the disease if you do not have any ovaries? What is the treatment and how is it diagnosed?
- Uterine Cancer and Endometrial Thickness
Uterine cancer is one of the most common cancer seen in women. Studies showed that there is an existing relationship between uterine cancer and endometrial thickness or endometrial hyperplasia. Hormones also play some roles in the development of endometrial hyperplasia and uterine cancer.
- Retrograde Seeding of Endometrial Cancer During Hysteroscopy
Endometrial cancer can be diagnosed and managed by several surgical procedures. These include open hysterectomy, dilatation and curettage, hysteroscopy and laparoscopic hysterectomy. It has been documented that retrograde seeding of endometrial cancer during hysterectomy can sometimes occur.