OVARIAN CANCER

Best Screening for Ovarian Cancer in Jumeirah, Dubai

Ovarian cancer screening – Doctors often perform a pelvic exam, which includes checking the ovaries, but this exam does not generally detect ovarian cysts unless they are very large. Doctors rely on the common symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain and change in urinary symptoms to guide them in the detection of ovarian cancer.

It is a type of cancer which affects the ovaries. A woman has two ovaries which is the size of an almond and produce progesterone and estrogen. It is often not detected till it gets to the abdomen and pelvis hence making it hard to treat the condition.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Feeling full when eating
  • Weight loss
  • Pelvic area discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Urge to urinate

If you experience any of these symptoms that may indicate ovarian cancer, you need to see a gynecologist for screening of ovarian cancer.

Causes of Ovarian Cancer

The cause of the ovarian cancer is unknown, but there are factors which increase the chances of the condition. Errors in the DNA create mutations which leads to cell growth and multiplication intensely without cell death. A tumor results and may break off creating metastasis.

Types of Ovarian Cancer

  • Epithelial tumors. It starts as a thin layer covering the ovary. Most ovarian cancers are epithelial tumors
  • Stromal tumors. Hormone producing cells in the ovary are affected first.
  • Germ cell tumors. The first cells to be affected are ovary producing cells.

What We Can Do

The ovarian cancer treatment at our clinic in Dubai includes:

  • Pelvic examination to assess the pelvis and the organs found in it.
  • Imaging tests like include CT scans, X-rays, to visualize the ovary.
  • Blood test to determine overall health and determine cancer antigen in the blood.
  • Surgery to determine the cancer by checking the ovary.
  • Surgery to remove one ovary
  • Surgery to remove both ovaries
  • Surgery to remove ovaries and the uterus
  • Surgery for advanced cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Palliative care

Get the best screening for ovarian cancer only at SHAMMA Clinic, Jumeirah. Schedule a consultation with our top ovarian cancer doctors, to get the expert guidance and care you deserve.

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