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Ovarian cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be able to reduce some of your chances for developing it.
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Early stages of ovarian cancer do not produce many symptoms, but later stages produce symptoms such as ongoing cramps, ongoing pain in the pelvis and lower back, abnormal bleeding from the vagina, nausea, loss of appetite and decreased energy level.
There are no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is confirmed and staged by biopsies that are taken during laparotomy surgery.
During medical treatment for any stage of ovarian cancer, there are things you can do at home to help manage the side effects that may be caused by the cancer or its treatment.
Ovarian cancer can spread throughout the body. Also, other forms of cancer can spread into the ovaries.
A hysterectomy is the removal of your uterus. The goal of the initial surgery is to remove all visible ovarian cancer.
Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) measure the amount of this protein in the blood. CA-125 is found on the surface of many ovarian cancer cells.
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