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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Early Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ovarian cancer (ovarian cancer) is one type of cancer that can threaten the lives of women, but often found in advanced stages. To recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer is.

Unlike breast cancer, colon cancer or cervical cancer, to date there is no good screening test for ovarian cancer. Because it's not a lot of ovarian cancer patients who survive the first five years.

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that starts from the ovary. Known to every woman has two ovaries, located on the second side of the uterus (womb) that function to produce eggs (ova) and estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

This type of cancer is often not detected until it spread into the pelvis and abdomen. In the late stages, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and often fatal as death.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific, often mimic other diseases. Here are symptoms that could be suspected as a sign of ovarian cancer, as quoted from ABC.net.au and MayoClinic namely:

Bloating, swelling, the pressure on the stomach
Pain in the abdomen or pelvis
Difficulty eating or feeling of fullness in the stomach quickly, as well as a permanent indigestion, gas and nausea
Sudden feelings (urgency) to pee and frequency change
Changes in bowel habits
Clothing such as an increase in abdominal girth was tight around the waist
Often do not feel powerful
Experience back pain

If you experience this for several weeks, you should immediately consult a physician and usually performed the first examination is ultrasound (ultrasonography).

Until recently it was unclear what the cause of ovarian cancer. But the type of cells where the cancer started can help determine the type of ovarian cancer that are owned and treatment options. Types of ovarian cancer include:

  1. Cancer that begins in cells outside the ovaries. Called epithelial tumors, the cancer begins in a thin layer of tissue covering the outside of the ovary. The majority of ovarian cancers are this type.

  2. Cancer that begins in cells that produce eggs. Called germ cell tumor and tends to occur in young women.

  3. Cancer that begins in cells that produce hormones. Called stromal tumor that usually begins in ovarian tissue that produces the hormone estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

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