Below I will summarize and list the basic type of benign and malignant ovarian tumors in this blog. Tumors can be solid or cystic and they are also classified as benign (not cancer) and malignant (cancer)
In this blog I will start to disscus the different types of diseases of the ovary and will go over some of the more common types of cysts of the ovary that can be part of the normal menstrual cycle. A diseased ovary will have an abnormal growth either, liquid (a cyst), solid (tumor), or a growth
To really understand the issue of endometriosis and ovarian cancer we need to keep several things in perspective, including the following:
– does the information in a scientific study apply to you as an individual
– how good is the data and what are the shortcomings
– what is actual risk of the situation affecting you
– what is the actual change in the risk for any given factor
– what can you do to change or reduce the risk in question
An increasing number of scientific articles are coming out showing a correlation between endometriosis and ovarian cancer. An increased risk of developing cancer is always a concern in general and the possibility of ovarian cancer in particular since it is so hard to detect early
I have been asked about the effectiveness of pre-sacral neurectomy (PSN) in providing pain relief and if it should be routinely performed as a part of endometriosis and pelvic pain surgery. For those of you not familiar with this term (PSN), it is a nerve cutting procedure done during laparoscopy in an attempt to decrease pelvic pain. This should not be confused with another similar procedure,
Dr. Cook discusses the difference between “good pain” (nociceptive) and “bad pain” (neuropathic). He emphasizes the importance of identifying and treating both types in a comprehensive pain management plan, as well as treating endometriosis and pelvic pain effectively and in a timely manner.
Dr. Cook describes the first worldwide study on the societal impact of endometriosis which found a significant loss of work productivity for women.