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Everything You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in the ovaries. The ovaries are the female reproductive organs, a pair of nut shaped small organs low in the abdomen. The ovaries are a woman’s store house of eggs that release fertile eggs throughout a woman’s reproductive period. Ovarian cancer mainly affects women after menopause. The warning signs and symptoms include persistent pain or cramps in belly and back, abnormal vaginal discharge and bleeding, bloating, weight loss and a heavy feeling in the pelvis. The cancer, which is due to abnormal discordant growth of the cells, may spread to other parts of the body and be fatal.

Why should you worry?

Ovaries are the third leading site of cancer in a woman following cervical and breast cancer. The fatal disease often goes undiagnosed until it has spread to other vital organs of the body. When diagnosed in the advanced stages the malignant cancer has already crippled the normal physiology of a human body and may progress rapidly to death. Hence, it is best to be aware of the early presenting symptoms and detect it an a stage when the cure rate is high.

What can you do?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Reduce your chances of developing ovrain cancer with some simple prevention tips.

- Using oral pills as contraception decreases the risk of ovarian cancer.

- Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.

- Consider genetic counselling and mutation tests if you have a family history of ovarian cancer.

- Using talcum powder in the genital area increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

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Comments

Shivaji shinde   |   01, Nov 2017

garbhashayacha cancer huva hai .age. 66 femel. koi upay bataye...

Shivaji shinde   |   01, Nov 2017

garbhashayacha cancer huva hai .age. 66 femel. koi upay bataye...

Shivaji shinde   |   01, Nov 2017

garbhashayacha cancer huva hai .age. 66 femel. koi upay bataye...