Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Care Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the second most common

form of the gynaecological cancers and makes up

about 5% of cancers in women and is when normal

cells in the ovary transform and grow to develop a

malignant tumour.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is the second most common of form of the gynaecological cancers and makes up about 5% of cancers in women and is when normal cells in the ovary transform and grow to develop a malignant tumour. The ovaries are located deep in the pelvis and a tumour, as it grows, can affect organs such as the bowel or bladder.

There are a number of factors that are known to lead to an increase in the risk of developing ovarian cancers, such as;

  • Never had children or been pregnant
  • Prior breast cancer diagnosis
  • Family history including history of breast or bowel cancer
  • Age: more common as we get older and post-menopause, late menopause
  • HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

 

The main ovarian cancers are:

Epithelial tumours or carcinomas, make up 90% of ovarian cancers and they are most often found in women over 40. This form of cancer has few early symptoms with one of the highest risk factors being family history.

Non-epithelial tumours, comprise stroma cell and germ cell tumours which are more ordinarily found in younger women and girls.

Early-stage ovarian cancer often goes undetected as there are rarely any symptoms until it is in its more advanced stages when it becomes less treatable and more widespread.

Symptoms
Diagnosis

Treatments available at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Breast Cancer Care at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Radiotherapy

You may be given radiotherapy to reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back in the breast, chest or lymph nodes.

Radiotherapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. Normal cells can also be damaged by radiotherapy, which may cause side effects. But careful planning and newer ways of giving radiotherapy have reduced the risk of damage to healthy tissue and nearby organs. Cancer cells cannot repair themselves after radiotherapy, but normal cells usually can.

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Chemotherapy

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Immunotherapy

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Breast Cancer Care at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Surgery

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Radiotherapy
Breast Cancer Care at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Radiotherapy

You may be given radiotherapy to reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back in the breast, chest or lymph nodes.

Radiotherapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. Normal cells can also be damaged by radiotherapy, which may cause side effects. But careful planning and newer ways of giving radiotherapy have reduced the risk of damage to healthy tissue and nearby organs. Cancer cells cannot repair themselves after radiotherapy, but normal cells usually can.

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Chemotherapy
Breast Cancer Care at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Chemotherapy

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Immunotherapy
Breast Cancer Care at Clatterbridge Private Clinic

Immunotherapy

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Surgery
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Surgery

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Ovarian Cancer Specialists

Dr-Khizar-Hayat
Dr Khizar Hayat
Consultant in Clinical Oncology
Dr-John-Green
Dr John Green
Consultant in Medical Oncology