Early-stage ovarian cancer often shows no symptoms. Later stages of ovarian cancer may have symptoms like weight loss, constipation, pain in your pelvic area, or bloating in your abdomen.
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If you have a family history of ovarian cancer, you may benefit from genetic screening. Genetic screening can look at your DNA to determine if you are at high risk for ovarian cancer. Women who are at high risk may decide to have their ovaries removed to prevent cancer.
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Other imaging tests, such as computed tomography (CT) scans, and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, can help your doctor learn if your cancer has spread. Your doctor will use these tests to recommend a treatment for you.
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Chemotherapy uses particular medicines to kill cancer cells. It can help shrink cancer, making it easier to remove during surgery. Eighty percent of patients have all their cancer gone after chemotherapy and surgery. Still, immunotherapy, which uses your body’s immune system to fight cancer, may be able to help patients whose cancer doesn’t go away after chemotherapy.
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