Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the ovaries, often with vague symptoms. Learn about risk factors, symptoms, screening, and treatment options.
According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 1 out of every 75 women will develop ovarian cancer, the growth of tumors in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. While several types of ovarian tumors can grow, some are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). Know what symptoms to watch for so you can detect problems early. Concerning Symptoms 1. Bloating It’s
We spoke to Dr. Alastair Thompson, about genetic testing and how it can help educate and prepare patients about their cancer risks.
A mother, a sister, a best friend, no matter what connection a person may have to another women she is at risk. Every woman is at risk for developing some type of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancers affect the female reproductive system and include the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. According to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, this year over
At St. Luke's Health, we treat a variety of cancer types using the latest innovations and technology to provide the Greater Houston area with the care needed.
Because breast cancer occurs in about one in every eight women, it’s important to receive regular screenings based on your age. If you are at higher risk for breast cancer, your doctor may recommend more frequent screenings. Learn about breast cancer risk factors and symptoms.
At St. Luke's Health, our board-certified oncologists treat all gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal. Learn more.
If you’ve ever dropped a glass on the floor, you may have responded by sweeping up the largest shards and then vacuuming to get the tiny pieces that remained. This is the general idea behind combining cytoreductive surgery and the HIPEC procedure for patients with abdominal cancers. This innovative, multi-step process that utilizes surgery, heat, and chemotherapy has the
From mammograms and other screenings to advanced treatments based on a cancer's genetic makeup, St. Luke's Health offers comprehensive care for breast cancer.
Our board-certified doctors at St. Luke's Health provide screenings for many cancers. Learn about the benefits of detecting cancer early, and schedule a visit.