Oncology & Cancer

Video: What Black men need to know about prostate cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It's one of the leading causes of cancer death among all men. However, Black men are disproportionately hit hard by the disease. One in 6 Black men will develop prostate cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

How to reduce your risk of gynecological cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates about 115,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year. That's one case about every five minutes. These types of malignancies originate in the female reproductive organs, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New surgical method for ovarian cancer lights up lesions

Mayo Clinic scientists are shining light on ovarian cancer. A study published in 2022 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology explored the use of fluorescence-guided surgery to treat epithelial ovarian cancer, the most common ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic breast cancer study alters guidelines in Sweden

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are well-known breast cancer genes associated with a significantly increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. However, there are an additional 11 genes associated with elevated risk for these ...

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Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating and frequent urination, and are easily confused with other illnesses.

Most (more than 90%) ovarian cancers are classified as "epithelial" and are believed to arise from the surface (epithelium) of the ovary. However, some evidence suggests that the fallopian tube could also be the source of some ovarian cancers. Since the ovaries and tubes are closely related to each other, it is thought that these fallopian cancer cells can mimic ovarian cancer. Other types may arise from the egg cells (germ cell tumor) or supporting cells. These cancers are grouped into the category of gynecologic cancer.

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