Ovarian Cancer Unit was born as a multidisciplinary resource for studying breast cancer thoroughly, optimizing the sesearch, the diagnosis, the treatment and the cure. The main focus is on patients, who are constantly monitorated, starting from a suspected neoplasm to the post treatment follow-up.
Why choosing Poliambulanza?
Being informed of a malignant cancer is a terrible moment for whoever. But patients are give greater cause of concern when it comes to complex cancers or tumors which can be found only at an advanced stage, as ovarian cancer, for example.
Ovarian Cancer Unit guarantees the continuity of care services provided also taking into account women’s emotional and psychological aspects. As a consequence, womens’ clinical path has been thought in order to make available a Psychological Support Service to assist them during whatever crucial moment of their hospitalization. Recent researches has shown that the chronicization of cancer has contributed to compromise women’s approach to life. In this regard, the attention given to the psychological aspects is a crucial factor in helping them to manage some after.effects, such as their sexuality, which are often underestimated.
Also in this field, the multidisciplinary approach is a key point. The so Team consists of a number of surgeons, oncologists, but also general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear physicians, anatomopathologists, molecular biologists and genetists. Their mutual professional collaboration ensures a rapid response together with a multidisciplinary approach.
Ovarian carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor affecting ovaries. In 63% of cases it affects women between 45 and 75 years old. It can appear under different shapes:
Ovarian carcinoma is the most common type of cancers affecting the ovaries. It may originate from:
Regardless of the origin of the tumor, the diagnostic and therapeutic approach is the same.
Signs and symptoms
Unfortunately, ovarian tumor is hardly identifiable, unless when it is at an advanced stage and, conseguently, it is often hardly curable.
Sometimes, some signs, despite beign common to other ore ordinary diseases, can be actually identified. Among them:
Special attention should be paid to such symptoms if:
Ovarian carcinoma can be identified by:
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