How is Ovarian Cancer Prevention?

Monday, August 20, 2012
How precautionary measure progression of ovarian cancer? Basically there are three methods of prevention of ovarian cancer, is through physical examinations, preventive medicine, and surgical prophylaxis. Let us consider the following explanation.
physical examination

For now and the foreseeable future, prevention is recommended for early detection of ovarian cancer in women who are symptomatic (without symptoms) is a physical examination every year. Overall pelvic examination can sometimes detect ovarian cancer, and is usually in an advanced stage.
Prevention with Drugs

Use of oral contraceptives was associated with a reduced risk of 50% of cases to develop into ovarian cancer. However, this can lead to the risk of developing breast cancer. Therefore, it is necessary that good counseling about the effects and consequences that can have an effect on the patient.
surgical prophylaxis

Another method that can be used in preventing ovarian cancer is with oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries). In some high-risk women, fallopian tubes must also be removed. prophylaxis (prevention and health maintenance) with bilateral salphingooophorectomy (BSO) to remove both ovaries and both fallopian tubes should be done at the age of nonproductive or after age 35 years.

Prophylaxis with BSO in young women will lead to early menopause and dealing with the effects of vasomotor and urogenital symptoms, decreased libido, and osteoporosis. To reduce the above symptoms, will usually performed Estrogen-replacement therapy.

However, it is often less effective as expected. In the end, hoping to reduce anxiety to cancer, often even compromising the quality of life of patients.
by. deherba