What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancers, also known as ovarian cancers, usually occur in the ovaries of women. It can be seen at any age, and the type and symptoms of cancer may vary depending on the period in which it is seen.


We can list the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer as follows;

Changes in bladder habits, the need to urinate frequently,

Loss of appetite or feeling full quickly

vaginal bleeding,

weight loss,

Fullness or pain in the groin,

Increased abdominal circumference / persistent bloating – not temporary bloating

Indigestion and intestinal complaints

Risk factors

Ovarian cancer risk is affected by some factors such as age, lifestyle, fertility and family history.

Women with specific inherited abnormalities, such as mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes

The risk of ovarian cancer is markedly increased.


There is no valid screening method for detecting ovarian cancer, and symptoms are often

is not remarkable. A protein produced in some ovarian cancers for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

blood tests to look at CA 125 and imaging modalities such as ultrasound or tomography

a series of diagnostic tests can be done


In the treatment of ovarian cancer, surgery and chemotherapy are preferred in the first place. New treatment modalities such as antibodies such as bevacizumab for the type known as high-grade serous cancer and targeted therapies for ovarian cancers with BRCA mutations are under investigation.