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Ovarian cancer Information
Ovarian cancer Information

Ovarian cancer often occurs in ovaries after menopause. It is a common type of cancer among women in Hong Kong. There are nearly 400 new cases of ovarian cancer on average every year, accounting for 3.5% of all cancers among women, and deaths caused by ovarian cancer accounted for 3% of cancer deaths among all women.

Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer symptoms
Ovarian cancer
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain or distending pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • More frequent urination and pollakiuria
  • Constipation
  • Pain in pelvis, back and abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Menstrual disorder
Ovarian cancer risk factors
Ovarian cancer risk factors
  • Never delivered a baby
  • Premature ovulation
  • Late menopause
  • History of infertility
  • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Having received hormone therapy or used ovulation stimulants after menopause
  • Obesity
Ovarian cancer
  • Ultrasound examination
  • X-ray examination
  • Blood test
  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Surgical excision, chemotherapy and targeted therapy.

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