Recently, the artistic medium was affected by the death of one of the most beloved Mexican actresses on television, Mrs. Edith Gonzalez. For...
Recently, the artistic medium was affected by the death of one of the most beloved Mexican actresses on television, Mrs. Edith Gonzalez. For three years he had suffered from stage IV ovarian cancer. While he fought with all his claws to defeat this disease, it was not enough; however, she left all women a powerful message of encouragement and struggle " I decide, cancer will not control me, whatever the result."
Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous that a woman can suffer, since it does not present detectable symptoms, and many times these are mistaken for other routine stomach problems. It should be noted that when talking about ovarian cancer, the areas of the Fallopian tubes and peritoneum are usually included.
According to the American Cancer Association, 13,980 women die from this disease each year, placing it fifth on the list of diseases that cause the highest number of deaths among women.
The ovaries are two organs that play a very important role in the reproductive system of women; They lodge in the pelvic area, on each side of the uterus. Ovarian cancer is a disease where cancer cells grow in the tissue of the ovary. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms during the initial stage, and screening tests do not ensure to prevent or reduce the chances of death of the patient.
Frequent urge to urinate
-Feeling full after eating
-Changes in menstruation
There are three screening tests, but as we said, they do not promise to be preventive. These tests detect whether malignant cells are present; the idea is to always carry them out and locate these types of cells in advance.
Remember that these studies do not guarantee or reduce the possibility of the death of the patient; In addition, the results can be false-negative (showing that there is no ovarian cancer when it is actually present) or false-positive (showing that there is cancer when it is not present). Therefore, it is always best to attend Gynecologist periodically and talk about the best possibilities.
Pelvic -Exam: S and carried through a Speculum is inserted into the vagina so that the specialist can examine the cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and rectum.
-transvaginal ultrasound: This procedure is performed through an ultrasound transducer, it is used to examine the uterus, vagina, bladder, and Fallopian tubes.
-CA-125 test: This procedure is used to measure the number of CA-125 (Cancer Antigen -125) that is recorded in the blood. This type of protein is present in high levels, in women, if they have any condition, and it is an indicator of possible ovarian cancer.
Causes of risk
-Overweight: It is one of the main causes associated with any type of cancer.
-Have done fertility treatment: In women who have undergone this type of treatment, a high-risk index of presenting "low-grade tumors" has been seen.
-Hormone therapy after menopause: The risk is centered in women who have only consumed "estrogen", and not in those who used estrogen and progesterone.
-Aging: Ovarian cancer is unlikely in women up to 40 years old, generally this cancer occurs in women who have gone through menopause.
-Have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer: The risk of ovarian cancer increases if the mother, aunt or sister had or has ovarian cancer; The same can happen if a close relative has developed breast cancer. If a person has already had breast cancer, the chance of ovarian cancer is even higher.
-Smoking: This practice increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
It is also known that there are undefined causes of the risk of contracting ovarian cancer. For example, talcum powder, as the dust particles in sanitary wipes can reach the ovaries, through the vagina, uterus, and Fallopian tubes.
On the other hand, diet: it is estimated that women who consume more vegetables have a very low level of chances of developing ovarian cancer, in contrast to those who consume many high-fat products.
Unfortunately, there are not many ways to prevent it, at least three can be mentioned as a prevention factor and they are: that the woman has breastfed, used contraceptive pills or tied the Fallopian tubes, and finally that the person has had their pregnancies before 26 years of age.
I hope this article can help you understand the importance of being informed and making regular visits to the gynecologist, talking about the subject, and seeing what the best possibilities are for each particular case. Remember that it is better to prevent "life surprises you."