Ovarian Cancer Screening in West Orange

Ovarian Cancer in West Orange

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal malignant (cancerous) cells grow in one or both of a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive glands on each side of the uterus that store and release eggs. Once present, these cells in the ovaries can spread in a couple ways, the most common being directly to other organs within the pelvis and abdomen. However, the cells can also travel through the bloodstream or lymph nodes, and affect more parts of the body.

Ovarian Cancer is the Highest Caused of Death in Women

Ovarian cancer has earned the title of the highest death rate in women, when ranked among all the female reproductive cancers, and is the fifth cause of cancer deaths for women overall in the United States. Women who are mostly affected are between the ages of 55 to 64, but of course younger cases have existed. Treatments for ovarian cancer are more successful when found early on, but only 15 percent or so of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed at an early stage.

Ovarian Testings in New Jersey

At Women First Health Center, we strive to change these statistics, which is why our highly knowledgeable staff of obstetrician-gynecologists offer an extensive ovarian cancer screening at our facility. And since this cancer is hard to detect, often showing little to no symptoms in its early stages, it’s especially crucial for patients to receive a screening when they experience any of the following symptoms: Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, or trouble eating. It’s highly recommended that a patient should receive the screening if she carries a known gene, such as BRCA, that presents a higher risk for ovarian cancer.
A set of tests can be performed to detect ovarian cancer. The most common is a biopsy. Pelvic exams may also help a gynecologist detect a lump on the ovary, while a rectovaginal exam allows full access to the pelvic organs. Pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds are also beneficial ways to find an ovarian lump, and lastly, a patient’s cancer antigen 125 level can be looked at to measure a protein found on the surface of a variety of ovarian cancer cells.
Don’t wait before it’s too late. Request an appointment for your ovarian cancer screening using the contact form, or reach us at 1 (973) 669-5711. At Women First Health Center, we promise to provide you with individualized attention and innovative care as our patient. If Ovarian Cysts have been found from testing, please read more at our Ovarian Cysts!

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West Orange, NJ 973-322-6375
Livingston, NJ 07039 973-322-5000


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