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Ovarian cancer develops in the cells of an ovary — the female reproductive gland that produces eggs. Ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers are the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the US. They account for about three percent of cancers affecting women each year.
Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento provides comprehensive care to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. From our nurse navigators to experienced oncologists, our care team is committed to your overall well-being. To learn more about our oncology services or to make an appointment, Find a Doctor or call 888.800.7688.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are usually very difficult to spot, mainly because of the location of the ovaries deep within the abdomen. There are currently no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer. The disease is typically only discovered in an advanced stage.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above for more than two weeks, talk with your doctor.
There are three main types of ovarian cancer. These include:
As with most cancers, the cause is still unknown. However, the following risk factors make you more likely to develop ovarian cancer:
Your treatment for ovarian cancer will depend on the stage of your cancer. At Dignity Health, your oncologist may recommend the following treatments:
Rely on our experts to guide you through your treatment options and help you understand what to expect from each procedure.