Ovarian Cancer

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Cancer that arises from different cells of the ovaries, the paried female reproductive organ.
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Urgent medical attention is usually recommended by healthcare providers
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May be dangerous or life threatening
How common is condition?
Rare (Fewer than 200,000 cases per year in US)
Is condition treatable?
Treatable by a medical professional
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
Often requires lab test or imaging
Time taken for recovery
Can last several years or be lifelong
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Common for ages 50 and older
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Family history may increase likelihood
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    Ovarian cancer is a cancer that forms in or on an ovary. It results in abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. When this process begins, there may be no or only vague symptoms. Symptoms become more noticeable as the cancer progresses. These symptoms may include bloating, pelvic pain, abdominal swelling, constipation, and loss of appetite, among others. Common areas to which the cancer may spread include the lining of the abdomen, lymph …

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    5 hours ago Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death in women diagnosed with gynecological cancers. It is also the fifth most frequent cause of death in women, in general.[1] Most of the cases are diagnosed at an …

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the life expectancy of someone with ovarian cancer?

    They may go on to live for many more years. For all types of ovarian cancer taken together, about 75% of women with ovarian cancer live for at least one year after diagnosis. Around 46% of the women with ovarian cancer can live five years after diagnosis if the cancer is detected in earlier stages.

    Why does ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis?

    Why does ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis? The ovaries are inaccessible for examination. Specific signs rarely appear until after secondary tumors have developed. The same tumor markers are present with many types of cancer. No effective treatment is available.

    What is Womans lifetime chance of developing ovarian cancer?

    Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 108.

    What are the four stages of ovarian cancer?

    • Localized: This means the cancer has not spread beyond the ovaries
    • Regional: The cancer has spread beyond the ovaries to nearby structures or lymph nodes.
    • Distant: The cancer has spread to distant areas of the body, such as the lungs or liver.

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