Ovarian Cancer

The Time Has Come to Deal with Ovarian Cancer!

Any cancerous development that starts in the ovaries, a woman’s reproductive organs where she produces eggs, is referred to as ovarian cancer. A cancerous tumour is produced when the cells proliferate and expand out of control. Ovarian cancer is caused by an abnormal growth of tissue within the ovaries, and because it generally begins silently, it is often found in its later stages. Ovarian cancer may strike any woman at any age, but according to ovarian cancer doctors, women over 60 are more likely to develop this disease.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer has few to no symptoms in its early stages. Because the signs & symptoms of ovarian cancer are similar to those of other common illnesses that can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, they are frequently disregarded. However, seeking professional assistance should be taken into consideration if ovarian cancer symptoms recur more often.

The symptoms may include:

  • Stomach pressure, pain, and bloating.
  • Having trouble eating and feeling abnormally full after each meal
  • More frequent urination.
  • Constipation and variations in the menstrual cycle.
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain.
  • Heartburn and stomach discomfort
  • Acute backache
  • Nausea, Fatigue and indigestion
  • Unusual pain during sex

Even though these ovarian cancer symptoms could also be caused by another health issue, it is best to see a cancer specialist if you have had one or more of these for a long time. 

Types of Ovarian Cancer

There are three primary forms of cancer, which are distinguished by the sort and type of cells in which they first appear: 

  • Epithelial Ovarian Tumours – It is created from the cells that line the outside of the ovary or fallopian tube.
  • Germ Cell Ovarian Tumours – These are made up of cells that produce eggs, or ova, and the majority of them are not even cancerous.
  • Cord-Stromal Cell Ovarian Tumours – These are referred to as a rare class of tumours and are derived from the connective tissue that supports the ovary and produces the female hormones.

Causes & Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is brought on by uncontrolled cell division and multiplication. There are various risk factors that raise the likelihood of acquiring this form of cancer, despite the fact that the underlying cause is still unclear.

  • Family History  
  • Age  
  • Reproductive History 
  • Breast Cancer 
  • Hormone Therapy 
  • Obesity and Overweight 

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Depending on the stage of the disease and the results of the patient’s many ovarian cancer diagnosis tests, the oncologist may suggest one or more ovarian cancer treatment options. The principal ovarian cancer treatment approaches are as follows:

  • Surgery 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Targeted Therapy 
  • Radiation Therapy 
  • Hormone Therapy

Follow-up Care After the treatment

Visit your treating physician for all follow-up appointments as soon as the necessary treatment is finished. A variety of tests and inquiries will be conducted by the doctor during these appointments in order to closely monitor your development. Keeping this in mind, each treatment has a unique set of side effects that can last anywhere from a few weeks to months and can be different for each patient. Clearly describe your situation to your doctor, along with any potential adverse effects during your follow-ups.

Why choose Giggles?

The Giggles hospitals Best Women And Children Hospital in Kukatpally, provide all-inclusive cancer treatment with a patient-centric approach. The interdisciplinary healthcare team at the Giggles evaluates each case collectively and chooses the best course of action for the patient. Our expert and highly experienced medical professionals at Giggles Gynecologist hospital include well-qualified oncologists, surgeons, medical counsellors, speech therapists, dieticians, and other specialists as necessary for each unique situation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

About 78% of women with ovarian cancer survive for at least a year after diagnosis when all types of ovarian cancer are combined. More than 60% of women with ovarian cancer survive for at least three years following diagnosis, and more than half are still living at least five years later.

Yes, after surgery and/or chemotherapy, many women with ovarian cancer make a full recovery. There is a good rate of survival for ovarian malignancies brought on by stromal or germ cell tumours.

After initial therapy, the disease returns in more than 7 out of 10 ovarian cancer patients. Patients may have further surgery if ovarian cancer reappears in order to remove as much of it as feasible before beginning chemotherapy once more.

Surgery is the main form of treatment for ovarian cancer and is typically advised when the bulk of the tumour or damaged tissue can be effectively removed. To eliminate ovarian tumours and/or maintain fertility, certain early-stage ovarian cancer patients may undergo minimally invasive treatments.