Ovarian cancer is a health risk in women that is typically not at the forefront of our minds. In some women, however, there is a significant risk for developing ovarian cancer. If you are concerned about this health risk, it is important to become educated in the ovarian cancer warning signs, including those that involve ovarian cyst development.
In many women, ovarian cysts develop without incidence. Much like thyroid cyst surgery, ovarian cysts can be removed easily with minor surgery, or they are naturally absorbed by the body without treatment. For some women, however, the development of a type of a type of ovarian cyst – known as the dermoid ovarian cyst – will lead to further testing and treatment.
The dermoid ovarian cyst, in women, is a health complication that results in a type of ovarian cyst known as a neoplasm. A neoplasm is a development of tissue that includes more than fluid and may also include tissue of the skin or hair. In these types of more solid ovarian cysts, there is a greater risk for developing ovarian cancer and, as a result, these should be considered as early ovarian cancer warning signs.
While not all women who have ovarian cysts will develop dermoid ovarian cyst complications, there are some that will. Using ultrasound technology, coupled with blood work and laparoscopy, many doctors can confirm, or rule out, the presence of a dermoid ovarian cyst. When confirmed, removal of the cyst, and even removal of the ovary, may be recommended. For some women, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also be performed as a cautionary form of treatment.
If you are concerned about your ovarian cancer health risks, it is important to speak with your doctor about the issues of dermoid ovarian cyst complications and what early screenings you will need from a gynecological health standpoint. Ultimately, your best weapon against ovarian cancer complications will come with early screening, early detection, and early treatment.
Sources: 31 Steps to Cure the Ovarian Cyst, by Laurie Geter, R.N.