• Get the Facts on Ovarian Cancer

    on Oct 6th, 2017

Get the Facts on Ovarian Cancer

There are certain cancers that women need to be aware of. Beyond breast cancer and cervical cancer, females should be educated on the facts of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, not because it is difficult to treat, but because it is often not found until the cancer is in the advanced stages (stage III or IV). What do you know about ovarian cancer? Here are some things you should put on your radar as you age:

Did You Know?

What Diagnostic Tests Can Be Done for Ovarian Cancer?

Pelvic exams are typically not enough to detect ovarian cancer, unless the ovary is especially enlarged. As we learned above, pap tests are also not considered a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer. Therefore, if you are at high risk or have symptoms of ovarian cancer, your physician may order a transvaginal sonography (ultrasound) or CA-125 labs (blood test) to confirm the disease.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Equipping yourself with the knowledge of ovarian cancer symptoms can make a profound impact in whether or not you are diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Know and listen to your body. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) lists the following as the four primary symptoms of ovarian cancer:

At North Pointe OB/GYN Associates, we are equipped to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer. We always take a proactive approach with women’s cancers. To learn your specific risk factor for ovarian cancer, schedule your consult with us today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

FAQ’s About Exercise During Pregnancy

Guidelines surrounding pregnancy and exercise have changed through the decades. Contrary to past belief, physical activity during pregnancy does not increase your risk of miscarriage or premature delivery.

What to Expect from a Colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a quick and painless way for your doctor to find cell changes in your cervix that may turn into cancer. In most cases, the procedure serves as reassurance that everything is normal and okay. However, this painless procedure could also save

Your Skin During Menopause

Menopause brings a host of unwanted symptoms. While you may be familiar with hot flashes and mood swings during menopause, you may not realize the impact your hormones can have on your skin.

Period Cups: The New Trend for College Girls

When it comes to managing your menstrual flow each month, you have several options available. Tampons and pads are the most used methods to absorb vaginal bleeding, but there is another way that has recently gained a lot of attention ...

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location