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Ovarian Cancer. By Katja Waite. Definition. Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries. Women has two ovaries next to the uterus. Kinds of Ovarian cancer. There are three kinds of ovarian cancer: * Begins outside the ovaries * Begins in the egg-making cells * Begins in hormone-making cells.

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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer

By Katja Waite


Definition
Definition

  • Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries. Women has two ovaries next to the uterus.


Kinds of ovarian cancer
Kinds of Ovarian cancer

  • There are three kinds of ovarian cancer:

  • * Begins outside the ovaries

  • * Begins in the egg-making cells

  • * Begins in hormone-making cells


Causes
Causes

  • It is not exactly known what causes ovarian cancer; however, it is believed that normal cells acquire an abnormal cell mutation.


Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms

  • Some of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal swelling, pelvic pain, change in bowel and bladder movements, and low back pain.


Diagnosis
Diagnosis

  • In order to diagnose ovarian cancer the doctor will do a pelvic exam. An ultrasound and blood test may also be done. Finally, surgery to get a testing sample may be performed.


Treatment
Treatment

  • Surgery is the most common treatment for ovarian cancer. After that chemotherapy is needed in most cases to kill left over cancer cells.


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