Dating after ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer can recur because some cancer cells were left behind after surgery and eventually grow large enough to become obvious.The cancer can come back to the same place as the original tumor (local recurrence) or to another part of the body (regional recurrence).However, the difference is that they will occur almost every day and not go away.The trouble is that by the time symptoms are considered an issue the cancer has spread and progressed too far to treat effectively.The highest survival rates are in women under the age of 40 years.
Depending on the cancer stage, ovarian cancer treatment includes surgery and chemotherapy.
The vast majority of ovarian cancers are classified as epithelial, as they arise from the epithelial surface of the ovary. Classification varies across the literature but can be broadly broken down as follows.
Epithelial ovarian tumours No screening method has been shown to affect mortality significantly. A large trial in the USA in 2011 based on cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) levels and ultrasound scan confirmed there was no benefit to screening the general population.
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Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic screening for the relevant gene mutations.58% of patients present with advanced (Stage III or IV) disease If epithelial ovarian cancer is suspected on the basis of physical examination and imaging, an exploratory laparotomy is usually done for histological confirmation, staging and tumour debulking.