Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer develops in the ovaries, which are the female reproductive glands that produce eggs during a woman's reproductive years. The ovaries also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

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  • Risk Factors

    • Age – It is most common in women between 50 to 60 years of age.
    • Family history of ovarian cancer
    • Oestrogen hormone replacement therapy
    • Early menarche or late menopause or both

    Signs and Symptoms

    Early-stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms, due to which they are many a time an incidental finding. However, advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms that are often mistaken for more common benign conditions.


    • Clinical Examination – The doctors suggest a complete clinical examination followed by a pelvic examination. The doctor will do a pelvic exam to check for a pelvic mass.
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    After investigations depending on if it is an early stage or advanced cancer, further management is decided by the multidisciplinary tumor board.


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