Testing for ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer screening is currently only recommended for women at high or high risk.
That being said, the increased risk does not mean that you will definitely get ovarian cancer. However, you may need to start regular check-ups and examinations. Therefore, if you get cancer, your doctor will detect it at a very early stage. With early detection, the chances of a successful cure of the disease are high.
Monitor your condition along with regular examinations. If you notice some symptoms, such as abdominal discomfort or pain, an increase in abdominal volume, immediately contact your doctor who will send you for the necessary examinations.
You should be screened for ovarian cancer if you have any of the following risk factors:
- • BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations (if you have been treated and are being monitored for breast cancer, endometrial cancer);
- • Estimated risk of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations (female hereditary factor);
- • Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer).
If you fall into any of these risk groups, you should go through:
- • Transvaginal ultrasound every 6-12 months
If you have had ovarian cancer, check with your doctor about your plan for relapse testing.
At the NROC, you can undergo high-quality diagnostics, get a "second opinion" about the type of tumor cells in the diagnosis, and, if necessary, immediately begin and receive qualified treatment.
Citizens of Kazakhstan have the right to freely choose their doctor and medical organization in accordance with subparagraph 3, paragraph 1, Article 77 of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On health and the health care system".
In addition, the patient has the right to freely choose the organization of health care during planned hospitalization, which is enshrined in the order of the Minister of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated September 29, 2015 No. 761 "On approval of the Rules for the provision of inpatient care."