Health Days 2023

Ovarian cancer day


 “Ovarian cancer” is not a single diagnosis, but rather an umbrella term for many different types of cancer affecting ovaries, fallopian tubes, and primary peritoneal cavity. It is estimated that there are more than 30 different types of ovarian cancer, and there is a very wide variance in incidence and prognosis in terms of the different types. 
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for females as there is no reliable screening test, and every woman is at risk, with the delay in diagnosis and because symptoms are often confused with other, less serious diseases; Most women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, which makes it more difficult to treat.

  • The main objective is to raise awareness about the disease and its prevention
  • Use all social media to cover as many people as possible
  What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer?
  • Gender: All women are susceptible
  • Age: It is more common in women between the ages of 50 and 75
  • Family history: having ovarian, breast, endometrial, or colorectal cancer increases the chances of infection by 10-15%.
  • Ethnicity: It is more common among women in Eastern Europe
  • It is always diagnosed late, so it has the lowest survival rate among other types of cancer in women
  • Genetic mutations: having a genetic mutation in the breast cancer gene (BRCA Gene)
  • Childbearing: Not having children increases the chances of infection
  • Hormonal treatments: The chances of infection increase when taking hormonal treatments
  • Infection with endometriosis increases the chances of infection
  • Exposure to asbestos (Rock silk)
Official Date:
Globally: May 8th, 2023
Locally: Shawwal 18th, 1444H


Last Update : 17 January 2023 12:53 AM
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