May 25, 2022
Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive types of gynecological cancer with high mortality. The earlier it is diagnosed, the better the chances of recovery. However, it is difficult to diagnose it early, so it is detected in advanced stages and becomes more difficult to treat. This time, Dr. Marco Sánchez, gynecologist oncologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on the subject.
Initial cancer: asymptomatic
Although it is not yet clear what causes ovarian cancer, there are some risk factors such as:
The most effective way to fight ovarian cancer is through surgery, removing the affected area. On the other hand, if there is metastasis, the treatment consists of performing chemotherapy.
So far there is no specific prevention method. However, it is important for all women once their sexual activity has begun to undergo a comprehensive gynecological evaluation annually, in order to detect any anomaly early. In addition, a screening should be done for cervical cancer and in general for other neoplasms.
Dr. Marco Sánchez
Gynecologist Oncologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma