There are several measures that can help in preventing ovarian cancer.
During each ovulation, the ovum emerges out through the surface of the ovaries and gets released into the uterus. This may cause a slight damage to the surface of the ovary. However, new cells start to grow rapidly and repair the surface. This is a continual process that occurs during each ovulation. Occasionally, overgrowth or thickening of these ovarian cells can happen and can lead to ovarian cancer. Therefore, any measure that interferes with the process of ovulation can help in minimizing your chances of developing ovarian cancer.
Here are some preventive measures recommended:
Contraceptive pills: The right dosage and duration of contraceptive pills should be taken.
Removal of ovaries: This option is considered only when the patient does not want to conceive anymore.
Weight loss measures for obese and overweight women
Diet: Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet may be helpful to reduce weight and lower the risk of getting ovarian cancer.
Exercise: Regular exercise may also be helpful in shedding excess weight and improving overall health. It also plays a key role in setting right hormonal imbalances.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce the chances of ovarian cancer.
Lifestyle: Quit smoking and use of other tobacco products.
If you have a pelvic discomfort or irregular menstrual bleeding, feel free to contact the gynecology specialists of Marina Del Rey Hospital for the best medical treatment and speedy recovery.