Cancer of the Ovary Overview
Another name for Cancer of the Ovary is Ovarian Cancer.
What is ovarian cancer?
A person with ovarian cancer has abnormal cells in the ovary that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The exact cause for ovarian cancer is unknown. Some genes increase risk for developing ovarian cancer. About 1 out of 60 women in the US develop ovarian cancer.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Symptoms of ovarian cancer include abdominal swelling, abdominal bloating, indigestion, lower abdominal pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, constipation, fever, increased urinary frequency, lower back pain, pelvic pain, weight loss, and fatigue.
How does the doctor treat ovarian cancer?
Treatment for ovarian cancer includes some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
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