Secondary cytoreduction for ovarian cancer has been hotly debated in the last year. Two large clinical trials, published only two years apart, came to contradicting conclusions.
The genes most commonly tested for breast and ovarian cancer are BRCA1 and BRCA2. If a woman tests positive for faulty BRCA genes it is possible to benefit from measures...
Ovarian cancer is mostly a disease diagnosed in elderly women. Ovarian cancer can be diagnosed at any age, although it usually occurs in women who have been through menopause.
Risk-reducing surgery may be recommended to remove both ovaries for prevention of ovarian cancer. While very uncommon, it’s possible to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the ovaries have been removed.
An ovarian cancer diagnosis can only be confirmed by taking a tissue sample (biopsy) and examining the cells under a microscope.
Premenopausal women who need their ovaries removed for their cancer treatment will become menopausal. This is called surgical menopause.
In Australia, over 1,500 women are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Here’s what to expect after each stage of investigation and treatment.
In Australia, more than 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Sadly, most women are diagnosed with this disease at advanced stages 3 or 4, resulting in a...
Ovarian cancers develop and grow at varying rates over time. Some types of ovarian cancer may grow slowly over years while others can progress very quickly within months.
We don’t know exactly what causes ovarian cancer, but we do know that a family history or genetic mutation can increase a woman’s ovarian cancer risk.