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Ovarian cancer

Also known as Cancer Of Ovary and Ovarian Ca

Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating and frequent urination, and are easily confused with other illnesses.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ovarian cancer, 35% report having sharp abdominal pain, 9% report having decreased appetite, and 6% report having stomach bloating. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ovarian cancer are difficulty eating, although you may still have ovarian cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ovarian cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, pelvis exam, glucose measurement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), electrolytes panel, x-ray computed tomography and examination of breast .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ovarian cancer include paclitaxel (taxol), carboplatin, dexamethasone topical product, gemcitabine (gemzar), dexamethasone, palonosetron (aloxi), prochlorperazine (compro), granisetron, topotecan, darbepoetin alfa (aranesp), enoxaparin (lovenox), filgrastim (neupogen) and pegfilgrastim (neulasta) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ovarian cancer include age 60-74 years, sex == female and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get ovarian cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
2.0x
60-74 years
2.1x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.3x
Other
0.6x
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