Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs and female hormones (chemicals that control the way certain cells or organs function).
Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue (invasion) or by migration of cells to distant sites (metastasis). This unregulated growth is caused by a series of acquired or inherited mutations to DNA within cells, damaging genetic information that define the cell functions and removing normal control of cell division. ...
Ovarian Cancer as related to Cancers
- Ovarian cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating ...
- Ovarian Cancer Home Page - National Cancer Institute
Information about ovarian cancer treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening, clinical trials, research and statistics from the National Cancer Institute.
- CDC - Gynecologic Cancers - Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even ...
- Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, Survival Rate ...
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