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ovarian cancer
 
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant cells are found in an ovary.  The cause of ovarian cancer is not yet known.
 
Symptoms
Symptoms may include:
  • general discomfort in the lower abdomen
  • feeling swollen or bloated
  • loss of appetite or a feeling of fullness
  • gas
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • frequent urination caused by the growing tumor
  • bleeding from the vagina
  • build up of fluid around the lungs
  • shortness of breath
 
Treatments
Treatment may include:
 
Types
There are three types of ovarian tumors:
  • epithelial cell - cells that cover the surface of the ovary (most common type)
  • germ cell - cells that form the eggs in the ovary
  • stromal cell - cells that form the ovary and produce female hormones
Specialties
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  • OB/GYN
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  • oncology
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  • radiology

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