Ovarian cancer

Symptoms: 

Ovarian cancer may cause one or more of these signs and symptoms—

  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge from your vagina that is not normal for you
  • Pain in the pelvic or abdominal area (the area below your stomach and between your hip bones)
  • Back pain
  • Bloating, abnormal swelling
  • Discomfort in the pelvis area
  • Feeling full quickly while eating
  • A frequent need to urinate
Tests to diagnose: 

Tests to be done are

  • CT or CAT (computed axial tomography) scans
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
  • PET (positron emission tomography) scans
  • Chest X-rays
  • Transvaginal ultrasound: A wand-shaped scanner is put into the vagina. It has a small ultrasound device on the end
  • Blood test (CA-125 Test)
  • Genetic testing
  • Transvaginal Sonography
  • Pelvic scan
  • Biopsy
Treatment: 

Usually, treatment for ovarian cancer involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is also  to kill the cancer.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.ovarian.org/

http://www.cancer.org/