Segments in this Video

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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Ovarian Cancer: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care

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One of the deadliest forms of cancer, ovarian cancer is also one of the few cancers for which genetic testing can determine a person's susceptibility. This episode explores the challenges faced by a woman balancing the opportunity to know her genetic profile with only limited diagnostic testing and sometimes radical treatment options available. (26 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL55296

ISBN: 978-0-81609-070-9

Copyright date: ©2007

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