O is for Our Fight:
Ovarian Cancer

The signs of ovarian cancer are subtle.

They may include difficulty in eating, bloating, frequency or urgency in urination, and pelvic or abdominal pain. If these symptoms are persistent, talk to your doctor — and rest assured that St.Vincent Cancer Care is here to help.

We treat more gynecologic cancer cases than any other hospital in Indiana. Our international team of ovarian cancer experts employs the latest technology and treatment options, and a patient navigator provides guidance every step of the way.

How do I know if I’m at risk for ovarian cancer?

The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be easily confused for normal body discomfort. Our partners at Ovar’Coming Together offer a terrific packet of tools women can use to help determine whether the symptoms they are experiencing may be evidence of ovarian cancer. Click here to download their Symptom Diary, which can be used to track symptoms over time to help indicate or rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.

Where should I seek treatment?

The gynecological cancer team at St.Vincent Cancer Care treats more gynecological cancers than any other cancer center in Indiana. In addition to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments, we offer an exceptionally caring, personalized healing environment. Click here to meet our team of doctors; click here for a comprehensive overview of the various types of gynecological cancers we treat, including ovarian cancer.

How to learn more.

Visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on Ovarian Cancer, where you can get an in-depth definition of ovarian cancer, statistics, information on clinical trials. Also, download their superb online booklet, What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer.

Also: Read what St.Vincent Cancer Care genetic counselor Dawn McIlvried and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Michael Callahan have to say about the recent discovery of the RAD51D mutation, which indicates an increased risk for ovarian cancer in some women. Click here.