Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries contain 3 main kinds of cells.

  • Epithelial cells.
  • Germ cells.
  • Stromal cells.

Each of these cells can develop into different types of tumors. Subsequently there are 3 main types of ovarian tumors.

  • Epithelial tumors.
  • Germ cell tumors.
  • tumors.
Symptoms
  • Pain in the pelvis.
  • Pain on the lower side of the body.
  • Back pain.
  • Indigestion or heartburn.
  • More frequent and urgent urination.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Nausea , weight loss, breathlessness, fatigue.
  • Loss of appetite.
ovarian cancer
Causes
  • Family history
  • Age
  • Never having been pregnant
  • Early start of menstruation and late start of menopause
  • Breast cancer
Treatment
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy