Case Study: Kathleen (03:47)
A 52 year-old woman has bloating and fullness symptoms. Initial pelvic exam and blood tests are normal; her doctor treats her for an ulcer and GI stress. Panelists discuss possible abdominal malignancies.
Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer (04:59)
Laura describes her tumor symptoms. Kathleen's ultrasound revealed an ovarian mass and peritoneal fluid; panelists discuss when to use the CA 125 blood test.
Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors (01:44)
Family history of ovarian and breast cancer increases risk, as does age. Bloating, fullness and urinary pressure symptoms are associated with other common conditions.
Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing (06:23)
Learn how identifying causative genes in diagnosed patients determines hereditary risk in children. Screening and preventative options are discussed; health insurance discrimination hasn't yet been documented.
Treating Ovarian Cancer (03:04)
Kathleen's tumor and CA 125 count indicate she has a Stage 3 disease. Panelists discuss chemotherapy and surgery options and identify the 5-year and long term prognosis.
Lowering Ovarian Cancer Risk (03:56)
Laura has been cancer free for 5 years. Panelists discuss preventative and screening measures for individuals genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Summary (00:58)
Dr. Salgo reviews key points about the disease, including diagnosis, genetic testing, treatment and prognosis.
Credits: Ovarian Cancer: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:57)
Credits: Ovarian Cancer: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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