Ovarian Cancer : A Common Gynecological Cancer

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OVARIAN CANCER by Jaymie Bailey SCIENTIFIC WRITING and CAREERS – BIOL 296 February 23, 2015 Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is a common gynecological cancer that has affected many women of all ages. This disease is the leading cause of cancer related death and has killed many every year. Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous tumors begin to grow in your ovaries and pelvic region and then spread further to other major organs. Fertility drugs, health habits, obesity and genetics all contribute to the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A few ways to treat epithelial ovarian cancer involve surgery, chemotherapy, platinum-based drugs, and growth inhibitors. Introduction: Epithelium Ovarian Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women and ranks at the number 5 cause of death relating to cancer in the United States in women (Bristow 2013). Out of all the common gynecological diseases ovarian cancer is the most lethal with an average of 240,000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year and 152,000 deaths every year (Mezzanica 2015; Hong et al. 2013). Most women are diagnosed around the age of 63, but diagnosis is not limited to older or younger women. Ovarian Cancer makes up 90% of all ovarian diseases, and is the main diagnosed disease of women after menopause (Jelovac and Armstrong 2011). “A woman’s risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer in her lifetime is about 1 in 71 and the lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is about 1 in 95”
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