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What are ovarian cysts? Cysts are fluid filled sacs which can develop anywhere on the body. There are several different types of ovarian cysts:
Functional cyst - These form during the normal menstrual cycle. A sac containing eggs forms and usually breaks open to release the egg and the sac dissolves. Sometimes, the sac doesn’t break open and continues to grow, this is called a follicular cyst. It usually disappears in 30 to 90 days. Another type of functional cyst is called corpus luteum and it is when the sac doesn’t dissolve right away. This usually disappears on its own in a few weeks.
Endometriomas - This type of cyst can develop in women who have endometriosis . Tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus and if it attaches to the ovary it can cause an cyst.
Cystadenomas - This type of cyst forms from the outer cells of the ovary.
Dermoid cysts - Cells in the ovary which develop hair, teeth or other tissue during pregnancy can become part of an ovari...
Symptoms Ovarian cancer used to be considered a "silent killer." Symptoms were thought to appear only when the cancer was in an advanced stage. Now, doctors believe that even early-stage ovarian cancer can produce symptoms. See your doctor if you have the following symptoms on a daily basis for more than a few weeks: Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly Ovarian cancer grows quickly and can progress from early to advanced stages within a year. Paying attention to symptoms can help improve a woman's chances of being diagnosed and treated promptly. Detecting cancer while it is still in its earliest stages may help improve prognosis. It should be understood, however, that these symptoms commonly occur and are not overly specific for ovarian cancer. While prompt follow-up with your doctor is important when one or more of these are present, there are many other explanations for these symptoms besides ovarian cancer. Other symptoms are also sometimes associated...
I was busy on another project, but from the other room, Dad called, “Dorian, turn on The Dr. Oz Show!” Being the dutiful daughter, I did just that and found some worthwhile information that I this this community needs to know. The show’s focus was on ovarian cancer. During the portion of the show that I watched, Dr. Oz joined with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to do a screening in a Dallas mall and to create an information sheet.
First of all, let’s look at the facts about ovarian cancer. Checking different websites, there seems to be some confusion about ovarian cancer. The Cleveland Clinic website noted that ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among women and occurs most often in women who are in their 50s. However, Dr. Donnica Moore writes on the Dr. Oz Show website that ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women. She also notes that the average age that women are diagnosed with this kind ...
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