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Ovarian Cancer Treatment

What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer grows in the ovaries which is a female reproductive system accountable for producing eggs and hormones. This type of cancer can impact several parts of the areas which include cells covering the ovaries cells, cells producing eggs (germ cells tumors), and cells producing hormones (stromal tumors). 

This cancer is known as the silent killer as usually the symptoms are unnoticeable in its initial stages and the symptoms might not be evident till the time disease has progressed.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

It is very simple to overlook ovarian cancer symptoms as they are subtle, mainly in their initial stages. It is essential to understand that these symptoms can be an outcome of other conditions as well except ovarian cancer. It is recommended to get in touch with a healthcare professional for further assessment if any of the below ovarian cancer symptoms are observed: 

  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Pelvic pain
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Ovarian Cancer Causes 

According to professionals, the exact ovarian cancer causes are not completely comprehended, however, there are various factors that might lead to enhancing the risk of growing ovarian cancer. These factors are: 

  • Age- Females over the age of 50
  • Family history and genetic factors
  • Personal history of certain cancers
  • Inherited gene mutations
  • Hormonal factors
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

Ovarian cancer diagnosis involves assessing medical history, physical examination, imaging tests, blood tests, and a biopsy to confirm the presence of cancer cells. Here are some of the steps followed to diagnose ovarian cancer: 

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • CT scan (computed tomography
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Blood tests
  • Biopsy

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancer treatment options depend on various factors like cancer stage, the overall patient health, and the patient preferences and their healthcare team. It is essential to get in touch with a skilled and talented medical professional for appropriate and personalized information. The treatment options for ovarian cancer are:

  • Surgery: Surgery is usually the main treatment for ovarian cancer. It might involve removing the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and nearby lymph nodes. A hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries) might be recommended. 
  • Chemotherapy: It involves using drugs to kill cancer cells or avert their growth. It is commonly recommended to treat ovarian cancer, both before and after surgery. 
  • Targeted therapy: Targeted therapies are drugs targeting the particular molecules or pathways linked to the development of cancer.
  • Immunotherapy: The aim of this treatment is to enhance the body's immune system for recognizing and destroying cancer cells. 
  • Hormone therapy: It is used in certain cases where ovarian cancer is hormone-sensitive. It involves medicinal use like estrogen or progesterone to slow the cancer cells' growth.
  • Radiation therapy: This treatment option is recommended in certain situations. It involves the use of high-energy beams for killing cancer cells or shrinking tumors.

Why should you choose The Calcutta Medical Research Institute for Ovarian Cancer Treatment?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, revolutionizing the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, CMRI has several eminent specialists, doctors, and healthcare providers of national and international reputations for comprehensive and personalized treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking treatment for breast surgery. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for breast surgery: 

  • Highly qualified and experienced doctors
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Thorough screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric, high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers

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