Only about 20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. When ovarian cancer is found early, about 94% of patients live longer than 5 years after diagnosis.
- Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are two glands located on either side of the uterus. The ovaries produce the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and release eggs during a woman’s reproductive years.
- Ovarian cancer symptoms are not apparent in the early stages of the disease. Because there is no routine screening test for ovarian cancer, women with a family history of the disease or other risk factors should be cautious.
- The signs of ovarian cancer may be different for each woman and any one of these symptoms may be caused by noncancerous conditions.
- Common symptoms of ovarian cancer may include: Persistent abdominal bloating, indigestion or nausea, changes in appetite, often a loss of appetite or feeling full, feeling of pressure in the pelvis or lower back, frequent urination, changes in bowel movements, increased abdominal girth and loss of energy
- Risk factors include gender (women), age (55 years or older), family history, child bearing status (women who deliver after the age of 30), obesity etc.
Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
Although symptoms may suggest that cancer is present, the use of diagnostic imaging, biopsies and other tests can help confirm whether the cancer really exists. The following are tests that may be conducted in diagnosing ovarian cancer:
- Transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS). This is a type of imaging test that uses sound waves to detect tumors in the reproductive organs, including the ovaries. However, TVUS can’t help your doctor determine whether tumors are cancerous.
- Abdominal and pelvic CT scan. If you’re allergic to dye, they may order a pelvic MRI scan.
- Blood test to measure cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) levels. This is a biomarker that is used to assess treatment response for ovarian cancer and other reproductive organ cancers. However, menstruation, uterine fibroids, and uterine cancer can also affect levels of CA-125 in the blood.
- Biopsy. This involves removing a small sample of tissue from the ovary and analyzing the sample under a microscope. A biopsy is the only way your doctor can confirm whether you have ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Screening at City International Hospital
|Comprehensive medical history & physical examinations|
|Diagnostic Tests for Cancer|
|CA 125 (Ovary)|
|Transvaginal Ultrasound/ Transrectal Ultrasound and/or Pelvis MRI Gado+|
|Total cost of the individual tests (VND)||1,140,000|
|Package Price (VND)||950,000|
Power to women to conquer cancer
Breast and cervical cancer lead to thousands of premature deaths among women across the world. While breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, cervical cancer is the second most prevalent one. Both these diseases are likely to occur with the onset of adulthood.
Early detection of cancer ensures life-long happiness by dramatically increasing the survival rate. Cancer can be detected by screening. Early detection can lead to successful survival. We have designed special screening packages to help you detect the disease early
For appointment or more information on general and specialty screenings, please contact:
- Ms. Võ Thị Mỹ Liên: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8424
- Ms. Nguyễn Thị Lệ: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8402
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
- Address: No. 3, 17A Street, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan Dist. (Next to AEON Mall Binh Tan). Ho Chi Minh City.
- Operator: (+8428) 6280 3333, ext. 0
- 24/7 Emergency: (+8428) 6290 1155
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