Is a cancer that begins in an ovary. It results in abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
• Quickly feeling full when eating
• Leg swelling
• Discomfort in the pelvis area
• Weight loss
• Abdominal bloating or swelling
• Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
• Changes in bladder habits
• Abdominal pain
• Shortness of breath.
• A frequent need to urinate
• Imaging tests: such as ultrasound or CT scans, of your abdomen and pelvis.
• Blood test: which can detect a protein (CA 125) found on the surface of ovarian cancer cells.
• Surgery to remove a tissue sample and abdominal fluid to confirm a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Treatment usually involves
• Radiotherapy, regardless of the subtype of ovarian cancer