The ovaries are a pair of small organs located low in the tummy that are connected to the womb and store a woman's supply of eggs.
Despite of their high mortality rates, ovarian cancers usually don't get much attention as other cancers. In fact, this is as a result of ovarian cancers are relatively not common. Although this type of cancer has been seen to kill slowly because researchers once have the stand that there were no symptoms in the earlier stages of the disease.
What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in your ovary starts to multiply without regulation and form a tumor. If not treated at the initial stage, the tumor can spread to other parts of the body. This process is known as metastatic ovarian cancer.
20% of ovarian cancers are detected at an early stage. In women ages 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 78 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime.
What Are The Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer?
Some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer are:
1. Feeling constantly bloated.
2. Swollen tummy.
3. Discomfort in your tummy or pelvic area.
4. Feeling full quickly when eating.
5. Frequent peeing more often than usual.
There are some things you consume too much and are capable of triggering your risk of developing ovarian cancer. These things include:
1. Dairy products
Each glass of milk you consume daily can increase your risk for ovarian cancer by 13%, on average. Furthermore, a pooled analysis of 12 prospective cohort studies including 553,217 women concluded that consumption of 3 dairy servings per day was associated with a 20% increased risk for this cancer, compared with 1 serving per day.
2. Foods high in saturated fat
A study have shown that women who eat saturated fat had a 30% higher risk for ovarian cancer when compared with those in the lowest intake group. Similarly, an analysis of data from the EPIC and Netherlands Cohort studies showed that high intake of saturated fat was associated with an approximately 20% increase in risk for ovarian cancer. Various food sources of saturated fat have been implicated, including meat, eggs, and whole milk.
They is a link between ovarian cancer and cigarette smoking. Women who smoke are three times more likely to develop a type of ovarian cancer known as mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer than women who don't smoke.
Only about 25% of tumors are detected at an early stage, thus this article provides yet another reason for women to quit smoking.
Heed strictly to these simple health tips for your health safety.
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