cancer, ovarianmedical dictionary

Cancer of the egg sac of females (ovary). In women under age 30, most ovarian growths are benign, fluid-filled sacs called cysts. There are several types of ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague. Detection of ovarian cancer involves physical examination (including pelvic exam), ultrasound, X-ray tests, CA-125 blood test and biopsy of the ovary.

(12 Dec 1998)