1. Neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms are also referred to as tumors. Neoplasms have two classifications. The two are benign or malignant. This abnormal mass of tissue has no function. 2. Malignant are conditions that are cancerous. Malignant conditions are usually compared to tumors. Malignant tumors spread to other parts of the body swiftly. They spread through blood and lymph systems. This destroys body tissues or attacks the tissues. 3. Benign is a noncancerous condition. It is the opposite of malignant. This is usually also related to tumors. Benign means that it will not spread to the rest of the body. Also it does not destroy or attack the body tissues. This condition is typically not dangerous or life threatening. Sometimes it can be a dangerous condition. 4. Ovarian cancer is when malignant cells grow beginning in the ovaries. If cancer starts in another spot in the body and spreads to the ovaries, then it is not considered ovarian cancer. These cancer tumors can either be benign or malignant. If ovarian tumors are malignant, they will spread to the other pelvic organs and the abdomen directly. Also it can spread through the bloodstream or lymph nodes and travel to other body parts. The causes of this cancer are not known yet but people believe different things. One theory is that in hormone levels increase when ovulation occurs or while it is occurring causing the growth of abnormal cells. Another theory is the release of the egg each month will cause genetic errors. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or receiving a full sensation swiftly, and an urgency or frequently feeling to urinate. 5. Ovarian cancer attacks the ovaries. The ovaries are reproductive organs that only females have. For reproduction, the ovaries produce the eggs. Females have two ovaries on each side of the uterus. The ovaries have three types of tissue. The types are germ, stromal, and epithelial. 6. Doctors will take different tests to determine if a person has cancer or not. One type of test is imaging. During imaging, the doctors take pictures of the inside of our bodies to see if there are any abnormalities. Another type of test is an endoscopy. An endoscopy is when a small tube with a camera and light on the end is inserted into your body through your mouth. This allows the doctors to take samples of tissue or just to look inside your body. Taking tissue samples are the most accurate way to determine cancer. Doctors can examine the tissue under a microscope this way. Cancer screening is a way to determine cancer that is in one of the early stages. In ovarian cancer a laparotomy has to be performed. This is when cysts or other areas of suspicion have to be removed. After that, the doctors will determine the amount of fluid and cells in the area removed. If the area is cancerous then the doctors have to determine how much the cancer has spread. 7. Chemotherapy is used to treat cancer with the usage of medicines or drugs. Chemotherapy is also called “chemo.” Chemotherapy has been treating cancer since the 1950’s. This is the first time chemo treated cancer. There are over 100 types of chemo drugs used. The different kind of chemo is chosen by what kind of cancer you have and what stage you are in. Chemo can be given by a pill or by liquid. It can also be given in a shot or through an IV. Chemotherapy can be used to keep cancer from spreading, slow down the growth process, kills the cancerous cells, relieves the pain symptoms, or to completely cure the cancer. 8. Radiation is also used to treat cancer. There are multiple kinds of radiation. This kind of treatment kills the cancer cells. It sends high amounts of radiation to the cancerous cells or the tumor. The cells are stopped from growing and reproducing more cancerous cells with this treatment. There is a chance that the…
Living With Ovarian Syndrome
Each day I pray for a miracle that one day I would be able to conceive a baby to start a family, but because of PCOS also known as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, it is preventing me to do so. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a female endocrine disease that causes infertility, type two diabetes, and obesity which all are risks affecting 1 out of 10 women. PCOS has no cure but the health risks can be preventable and maintained.
Lack of ovulation is one of the most common…
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy and the five-year survival rate is only 35% after diagnosis. Epithelial ovarian cancer is a highly metastatic disease characterized by widespread peritoneal dissemination and ascites. The death incidences from ovarian cancer could be significantly lowered by developing new methods for the early diagnosis and treatment of this fatal disease. Several potential markers have been identified recently. However, mucins are the most promising markers…
Rasmussen College L’O’L
This research is being submitted on August 17, 2013 Maureen Fonts
G124/ENC1101 Section 25 English Composition - 2013 Summer Quarter
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological cancer affecting women worldwide. It is the fourth most common cancer death among women in the United Kingdom and the fifth most common cancer death among women…
CANCER CAN BE AVOIDED. (COMMENT ON THIS VIEW.)
Cancer is the unregulated multiplication of cells in the body. This definition applies to every different form of cancer of which there are more than 100. For each person, the development of cancer probably derives from many cellular events accumulated over time, which culminate in one or a few cells becoming transformed so that they commence to grow and multiply in an unregulated, abnormal way. Although cancer might be the world’s second dreadful disease…
Breast Cancer is cancer formed in the breasts. This cancer originates in the breast tissue, mostly in the milk ducts and lobules. Breast cancer is treatable. Some notable symptoms of breast cancer are lumps, skin dimpling, change in skin colour or texture, inverted nipple, or clear of bloody fluid leaking from the nipple. About 5-10% of breast cancers are hereditary.
Most inherited breast cancers are either BRCA1 (breast cancer gene one) or BRCA2 (breast cancer gene two). Everyone has these two…
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells.
Causes, Incidence, and Risk factors
Cells are the building blocks of living things.
Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die.…
-Cancer is a collective term of maladaptive and uncontrolled tissue growth of all kinds
-Cells are equipped with genes
-Some of these genes are adjusted to stop dividing when local divisions indicate that the tissue is mature and no additional cells are currently needed (example: liver cell).
-If these cells don’t stop dividing right away or if the growth and division is turned on accidently even though it should not, a tumor develops.
-Mechanisms of DNA repairing…
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Colorado Christian University
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Ovarian cancer can occur in any part of the ovary and can be any kind of cancerous growth, however, most kinds of ovarian cancer arise in the outer lining, or epithelium. Ovarian cancer is not considered common, but it does cause more deaths than cancer in other female reproductive cancers. It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women (What are the key statistics for ovarian cancer, 2014)…
Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
HS200 Section #2
Unit 2 Capstone Project: Pancreatic Cancer
Mr. Andre I would like to give an insight about the diagnosis you have just been diagnosed with. I hope it gives you a better understanding and helps you with the type of stage you have and if any treatment can be successful for you. I hope you can come to an option and go back to doing as you have done with your…