Use Coupon Code 'Hallow15' Get 15%* OFF on All medications orders of $50 or more
  • Adrian Simpson, United States says, "If you are looking for a fair deal on medical supplies, IDM is something I would seriously recommend. Am hooked for life."
  • Craig, United States says, "Seemed easy to purchase, reasonable prices. Good customer service when I used it."
  • Brian Pavey, United States says, "IDM makes online shopping a pleasure. Shopping is so simple that you just breeze through it."
  • Harry Mason, United States says, "I have to admit am a bit of a lazy bloke when it comes to ordering online .And IDM pampers me to the hit as it's so simple to order."
  • John Hanks, United States says, "I was a sceptic until my first order. After, I received my first package, I turned believer. Now, it’s been 3 years since I have been ordering from IDM."
  • Natalie Wallace, United States says, "I was apprehensive about how my doubts would be addressed but what the heck,I went ahead and placed my order. Customer service was patient and helped me out."
  • Mark Penning, United States says, "Happy I got my package just in time for my vacation. Needless to say, it made my holiday a wonderfully satisfying experience."
  • Ask our pharmacist, if you have any questions related to your medications
    Click to find International Shipping charges at our pharmacy.
    Shop & Earn @ InternationalDrugMart
    Easy and secure shopping @ InternationalDrugMart.com.
    Get your instant Coupon now!
    Price challenge
    You can find the latest happening of our pharmacy Visit to discuss on various diseases and conditions
    Follow us on Twitter
    You are here: Home > Pharmacy News | Health Articles/Tips > General > September 12, 2019

      What you must know about ovarian cancer

      Ovarian cancer is a kind of cancer that starts in the ovaries. The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system and are responsible for producing the eggs and also the hormones estrogen and Progesterone.

      Three key types of ovarian cancer

      • Epithelial tumors are those that start in the thin layer of tissue that shields the outside of the ovaries. The majority of ovarian cancers, almost 90 percent fall into this.
      • Stromal tumors are those that start in the ovarian tissue where the hormone-producing cells are located.  
      • Germ cell tumors are those that start in the egg-producing cells. These ovarian cancers are quite rare but younger Women tend to contract this.

       

      Risk factors

      Ovarian cancers can occur at any age, however they usually start in women between the ages of 50 to 60. For a small percentage of women, ovarian cancers are caused by gene mutations. A family history of ovarian cancer also ups the risk of incurring it. Long term usage of estrogen hormone replacement therapy in large doses is another risk factor. Menstruating early or reaching Menopause late can up the risk as well.

      Stages of ovarian cancer

      Ovarian cancer has four key stages:

      Stage I: Ovarian cancer in one or both ovaries
      Stage II: When it spreads to the uterus or other organs close by
      Stage III: Cancer that has also spread to the lymph nodes or abdominal lining
      Stage IV: Ovarian cancer that has spread to distant organs like the lungs or liver

      Prevention

      There is no 100% sure way to prevent ovarian cancer. However, you could consult your doctor to work on cutting down risk factors. For some, taking oral contraceptives can help. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer, it may be a good idea to do gene testing.  If you find a gene mutation which may up your risk of ovarian cancer, you can think of surgery to remove your ovaries and prevent cancer.

       

      Share this Article!

    Back to top^