When it comes to diagnosing and treating Ovarian cancer, you want the expertise, high tech and warm touch on your team. At the John Wayne Cancer Institute, personalized care is top of the list when we diagnose and treat Ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer begins in the woman’s ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs and hormones including estrogen and progesterone.
Causes of Ovarian cancer
- Eight out of ten ovarian cancers occur sporadically, meaning it is not inherited.
- 20% is related to a genetic mutation, like BRCA, which can be tested for if you have a strong family history.
In both cases, prevention combines mainstream medical options like oral contraceptives as well as integrative lifestyle choices including exercise, nutrition, and toxin avoidance.
Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is most often detected in later stages by biopsy of tissue or fluid. A pelvic exam, CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis, as well as a CA 125 blood test are ways to help in diagnosing ovarian cancer.