Ovarian cancer - what women need to know. Mr Panos Sarhanis, a Consultant Gynaecologist at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow and BMI Bishops Wood Hospital in Middlesex, takes an in-depth look at ovarian cancer.
Ovarian usually develops after the age of 55, and is most common between the ages of 65 and 75. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells that create tumours. If the tumour is capable of spreading to other organs or tissue, then it is cancerous (or malignant). If it is not capable of spreading, then it is known as benign. The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Most women have two ovaries, about the size of an almond, which produce eggs as well as the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer is the growth of cells that form tumours within or on the surface of one or both ovaries.
Symptoms: Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. If there are symptoms they may be quite general or similar to those for bladder, digestive or other gynaecological problems. These general symptoms may include pain, bloating or pressure in the abdomen.
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