One of the biggest indications of cancer in the ovaries are tumours and hence Ovarian Tumors should not be taken lightly. They can be small in size like polyps or cysts and usually the woman would experience signs of extreme pain and discomfort in the stomach. Alongside these, there would also be bloating, some bleeding, lack of ovulation, problems with fertility, etc. associated here.
HOW IS OVARIAN TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
A gynaecologist would do an ultrasound to check the tumour and also suggest biopsy to ensure that the same is benign.
HOW IS OVARIAN TUMORS TREATED?
The treatment depends on how far the tumor has spread. A team of doctors will determine a treatment plan depending on your situation. It will most likely include two or more of the following:
• surgery to stage the cancer and remove the tumor
• targeted therapy
• hormone therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Women who smoke, take fertility drugs, are undergoing hormone replacement therapy or have a family history of ovarian, breast or colorectal cancer are at a higher risk of developing ovarian tumours.