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.
Ovarian cancer is not one disease but can be made up of different cell clones or types.
There is currently no proven screening test for ovarian cancer. If your doctor suspects you have ovarian cancer, you may have blood tests (CA125), and medical imaging scans (ultrasound, CT scan).
Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. The diagnosis is made through a curette, which takes some tissue from the endometrium for analysis under the microscope.
Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells within the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb). Most early-stage cervical cancers come with high survival rates.
If diagnosed with ovarian cancer, patients will want to know their tumour “stage”. The stage of ovarian cancer describes how far the cancer has grown and spread in the body...