Posted on Apr 11, 2008 | Comments 0
Did you know that ovarian cysts and their complications can be present from the neonatal period to postmenopause? Yes, this is true and proved.
Most ovarian cysts responsible for ovarian cancer are benign in nature occurring in the childbearing years.
However, ovarian cysts can undergo a malignant process or possibly lead to a more dangerous condition, such as ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, or appendicitis.
Research shows that by tweaking the schedule of tests that help diagnose the disease, it might be possible to diagnose ovarian cancer early.
Also all women should take of reporting the symptoms to the doctor immediately to avoid any further complications, onset of even a small symptom also should be rectified to avoid any risk. You have to start thinking when your period signals a problem.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) in U.S., women ovarian cancer is the No. 4 cause of cancer death. Since 1991, the ovarian cancer rates have been dropping, but the disease remains the seventh most common cancer among American women.
Ovarian cancer often doesn’t reveal itself right away hence it is often called a “silent cancer”. However, many women with this cancer do report symptoms months earlier even with early-stage cancer.
Researchers advice that women with symptoms should go to their doctor for routine medical evaluation before it starts to spread or become adverse. Detection at the very early stage is also possible and proves to be best to start off the cure.
Relax, Don’t Panic! It should be noted that the vast majority of similar symptoms will be found to be from other causes as well like ovarian cancer. However, if routine medical evaluation fails to reveal the cause and if the symptoms persist for long, patients and their doctors should think about tests which could lead to a diagnosis of ovarian like the pelvic imaging.
For screening for ovarian cancer, scientists are studying several possible tools, mainly blood tests and sonograms. But, they have yet to find a test that can pick up most early cases without mistakenly identifying many healthy women as having the disease.
A new study deals yet another blow to hormone replacement therapy, this is because, on suggestion of a long-term use of unopposed estrogen with a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer is associated. But still research is going on in this respect.
On the basis of research, it is confirmed that six historical criteria have been shown to be independent risk factors: obesity, family history of endometrial, breast or pancreatic cancer, infertility, and more than 50 years of age.
Confirmed studies say that 24 patients with ovarian cancer in this study had at least 1 of these risk factors. Surprisingly, a family history of ovarian cancer was not a significant risk factor in this study, nor was the use of oral contraceptives shown to be protective.
Feel Free! Yes, any gynecology problem should be completely discussed with the doctor without any shy. As said, early detection is the better cure for any cancer including ovarian cancer. Do not wait for symptoms to take their drastic turn and effect.
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