Ovarian Cancer ,

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Ovarian Cancer

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Indigestion or nausea
  • a feeling of fullness or loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Discomfort in the pelvis area
  • Changes in bowel movement,  such as constipation
  • A frequent need to urinate
  • Irregular or changes in menstruation

Ovarian cancer begins due to mutations in its DNA causing cancerous cells to grow and multiply quickly, forming a mass (tumor) of abnormal cells. The healthy cells are replaced by abnormal cells and they invade and continue to spread in the body.

  • Age. The chances of ovarian cancer increase post menopause. Especially in women over age 63.
  • Pregnancies. decreases the risk. Breastfeeding too lowers the risk.
  • Birth control pills. use of contraceptive pills for 3-6 months also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Fertility drugs.  with the use of fertility drugs the risk increases.
  • Breast cancer. in case one has breast cancer, it increases the chances to get ovarian cancer.
  • Hormone therapy. HRT also increases the chances of ovarian cancer.
  • Overweight and Obesity. women with BMO more than 30, increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Gynecologic surgery. Women who have been treated for example for hysterectomy reduces the chances of ovarian cancer.
  • Endometriosis. Women who develop endometriosis are at a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

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