Death of mexican actress Edith gonzalez It reminds us how vulnerable women are to the cancer of our reproductive system.
In 2016, the actress was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and a year later she began to remission, but she lost yesterday in the fight against this disease.
Early signs of ovarian cancer are often mistaken for less serious problems, which reduces the likelihood of successful treatment. Ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer."
This is because many women are diagnosed too late, says Dr. David Fishman from the New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in New York.
Exam. Pap smear does not help. This test is used to detect cervical cancer, not ovarian cancer. One in 75 women develops ovarian cancer, but all women are at risk for the disease.
Prone. Those who have had breast cancer or other forms of cancer in the past or have close relatives who have had them are at greater risk.
Researchers have found that women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer before it spreads, 93-year survival is 93 percent, but ovarian cancer screening is difficult and often delayed.
Women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, and the risk of all women increases with age.
Half of all cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in women aged 63 years and older.
Long-term use of birth control pills reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by about 50 percent, according to a press release from Mount Sinai in New York.
Removal of the fallopian tubes is the best way to prevent ovarian cancer, but it is not suitable for all women.
Women who are infertile, obese or over 70 years old also have a higher risk.
Lifestyle choices matter. Specific lifestyle choices are associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. They include a healthy, low-fat diet, childbirth, and contraceptive use.
Tubal ligation or prophylactic surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes can also reduce the chance of developing ovarian cancer.
At the initial stage, ovarian cancer can be treated very well, so we recommend annual medical examinations.
Symptoms of the early stage
– inflammation in the pelvis
– Digestive symptoms
– abdominal pain
– changes in the menstrual period
Symptoms in the late stage
– intense seizures and convulsions
– Unexplained weight loss
– you need to urinate often
* If you notice these symptoms for more than a week, talk to your doctor and ask about any problems with your ovaries.
Some experts say that when the detection of this disease is early, it can increase the life expectancy by 95%. This type of cancer occurs mainly in women aged 50 to 70 years.