07 Feb Women with irregular periods may increase ovarian cancer risk
You may miss a period for a number of common reasons. Ovarian cancer is an exceptional cause of a missed period. This affects the ovaries (the female reproductive organs that on either side of the uterus, or womb). This type of cancer may possibly be developed from numerous cell types in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The most common type of ovarian cancer is an epithelial tumor called a serous carcinoma. In this article, Dr. Usha Kumar – The best Cancer Surgeon in India explains the link between ovarian cancer and missed periods. She will also cover the symptoms and risk factors for this type of cancer. Periods can be missed due to many reasons
By knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer can help you get an early diagnosis. Missing a period does not necessarily cause ovarian cancer. But, there may be a link between missing periods and an increased risk of having ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer can affect your menstrual periods. Changes can include bleeding that is heavier than usual else irregular.
Common reasons for missing a period which includes:
-low body weight
When a period is missed, it is important to know the interval of a menstrual cycle. Usually, one cycle is between 24 and 38 days. The exact interval differs for everyone and may change by a few days each month. By knowing what is normal for you can help them spot irregular or missed periods. Irregular periods occur when the menstrual cycle interval differs by more than 7–9 days. A missed period is when there is no bleeding in the whole menstrual cycle.
It is found that women with irregular menstrual cycles may have a higher risk of evolving ovarian cancer and the risk is increased with age.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer
-one eats less or feel full quickly
Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean that one’s has ovarian cancer. But if these symptoms occur regularly, consult oncologists in India. Cancer Doctors can diagnose and treat it quickly. If it is suspected to have ovarian cancer, they may do more tests which ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, or X-ray, laparoscopy, biopsy, which involves taking a sample of the ovaries and analyzing it, blood tests, etc.
Have you got any questions about Ovarian Cancer? Meet the right cancer doctor and best cancer surgeon in India- Dr. Usha M Kumar to get hassle-free consultation and correct diagnosis.