#WorldHealthDay-Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian women

Periodic screening for symptoms of any disease, cancer or otherwise, is the best approach for catching it early. Yet, this does not work very well for detecting ovarian cancer. The symptoms of ovarian cancer – bloating, difficulty in eating, feeling full and feeling the need to use the bathroom often – are generic enough to lead to a diagnosis of other health problems

#WorldHealthDay-Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian womenOvarian cancer is the fifth most lethal cancer seen in women in USA and UK. In India, however, it is the third most commonly seen cancer in women. The most worrisome part is that an increase in the incidence of ovarian cancer in India is noted in women younger than 60 years of age. While […]

Ovarian cancer: How to recognise its symptoms and knowing its treatment options

The symptoms of ovarian cancer – bloating, difficulty in eating, feeling full and feeling the need to use the bathroom often – are generic enough to lead to a diagnosis of other health problems

Ovarian cancer: How to recognise its symptoms and knowing its treatment optionsThe overall incidence of ovarian tumour is 11.7% in India. It’s more common between 55-70 years of age. Periodic screening for symptoms of any disease, cancer or otherwise, is the best approach for catching it early. In India, it is the third most commonly seen cancer in women. Prevention is better than cure, and through […]

Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet study

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on a woman’s ovary. They are very common and usually don’t cause any symptoms. However, in some cases they can trigger pelvic pain and bloating

Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet studyWomen may not need to undergo immediate surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, thereby avoiding potential surgical complications. This is the finding of new research, by a team of international scientists from institutions including Imperial College London and KU Leuven, published in The Lancet Oncology. The two-year study followed 1919 women from 10 different countries, including […]

Satara: Doctors successfully remove ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kgs

Doctors from Oncolife Cancer Centre in Satara, Maharashtra have successfully removed an ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kilos. Doctors stated that it was a benign tumour which had 8 litres of water inside it. Experts advise that women who have a suspicious looking lump of flesh should consult a doctor immediately

Satara: Doctors successfully remove ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kgsA 57-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra was suffering from a severe abdominal pain for over a year. But, due to the weak economic background, Rima (name changed) did not see a doctor. A few days earlier Rima had come to a health camp and was diagnosed with an ovarian tumour. While speaking to […]

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgery

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 60kg tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumour was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 4.5kg per week over a two-month period

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgeryA woman has had a 132-pound (60kg) tumour removed from her abdomen by doctors in the US. The 38-year-old had been gaining weight at a rate of about 10 pounds a week for two months before she first went to her doctor seeking help. She was malnourished because part of the ovarian tumour was on […]

Ordeal of UP woman living with 12 kg ovarian tumour ends, Mumbai hospital gives her a new lease of life

Dr Rajshree Katke from Cama and Albless hospital, removed the 12 kg tumour which was attached to uterus and ureter. It took 3 hours to remove the tumour. The tumour was a non-cancerous ovarian tumour

Ordeal of UP woman living with 12 kg ovarian tumour ends, Mumbai hospital gives her a new lease of lifeWhile several hospitals refused to treat her, a 45-year-old woman from Basti district in Uttar Pradesh, carrying a giant ovarian tumour since last year, found a new lease of life after she underwent a surgery at Mumbai’s Cama and Albless hospital Murta Devi’s journey to this new life was not easy. She was refused treatment by several […]