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Recognized as the third most common gynaecological cancer in Indian females, ovarian cancer is marked by the uncontrollable growth of the ovarian cells, which gradually accumulate to form a tumour. The ovaries are a pair of ova-generating organs that secrete essential reproductive hormones like oestrogen and progesterone, as well as protect the eggs. Ovarian cancer usually goes undetected in the initial stages as the symptoms start showing up after cancer has advanced to a later stage.
Some common types of ovarian cancer include:
Though the exact cause of ovarian cancer is not known, it is believed to be triggered by unhealthy changes in the DNA of the ovarian cells, which can be triggered by a variety of reasons.
Various modalities available for the screening and diagnosis of ovarian cancer are listed below:
Various treatment options available for addressing ovarian cancer include:
Surgery – The aim of the surgery is to extract the tumour and the affected organ. There is a wide range of surgical options available that include the following:
Chemotherapy – It uses special drugs, that are given orally or intravenously, to target rapidly-growing cancerous cells. Chemotherapy may be used in combination with other treatments to yield maximum results.
Targeted therapy – Targeted therapy is usually used to address recurring ovarian cancer by targeting certain vulnerabilities present in the cancer cells. Doctors usually conduct a biopsy to determine which targeted therapy is best suited for you.