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Ovarian Cancer. By: April Desmarais. Cancer is the result of disorder or disorganized cell growth. . What is Cancer?. Cell cycle goes wrong. How does Cancer occur?. Old age Smoking Genes Alcohol Exposure to radiation Chemical pollution Viruses. Causes of Cancer. Wear sunscreen

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ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer

By: April Desmarais

causes of cancer

Old age

  • Smoking
  • Genes
  • Alcohol
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Chemical pollution
  • Viruses
Causes of Cancer
prevent cancer

Wear sunscreen

  • Avoid alcohol, smoking and drugs
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Regular doctor visits
Prevent Cancer
ovarian cancer1

Second most common form of female reproductive system cancer

  • The most common is epithelial ovarian cancer
  • Affects cells in the ovaries
  • 95% recovery rate
  • It affects about one out of every fifty-five women
Ovarian Cancer
who is affected

Majority of cases occur in women between the ages of forty and seventy-nine.

Women who...

  • Have had breast, uterine, or colorectal cancer.
  • Have an Eastern European Jewish background.
  • Have never given birth or have had trouble getting pregnant.
  • Have endometriosis
Who is affected?
why are these women affected

Jewish women are most likely because their gene pool is very small

  • Women who have endometriosis are most likely because the disease and cancer have the same triggers.
Why are these women affected?
signs of ovarian cancer

The most notable sign of ovarian cancer is swelling in the abdomen

  • Abnormal bleeding between periods may occur
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Digestion problems
Signs of Ovarian Cancer
treatments

The most common treatments for ovarian cancer are surgery and chemotherapy. At times, radiation therapy is also used.

Treatments
citations

"Ovarian Cancer." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. Web. 17 Nov. 2011 http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/467/ovarian-cancer

  • "Ovarian Cancer." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. Web. 17 Nov. 2011 http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/467/ovarian-cancer

"Ovarian Cancer." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. Web. 17 Nov. 2011 http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/467/ovarian-cancer

http://www.topnews.in/health/new-method-trick-cancer-cells-self-destruct-shows-promise-29299

  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html
  • http://www.designofsignage.com/application/symbol/building/largesymbols/no-alcohol.html
  • http://blisstree.com/look/sun-protection-tips-new-fda-sunscreen-rules/
  • http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/oral-contraceptives
  • http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/pdf/Ovarian_FS_0308.pdf
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ovariancancer.html
  • http://www.makefive.com/categories/experiences/hobbies/top-5-collectibles-for-middle-aged-women
Citations
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