Dr Neelesh Reddy is a senior medical oncologist at Columbia Asia Hospital at Bengaluru, India. Trained at one of the premium institutes for cancer, Cancer Institute at Adyar, he elucidates key concerns in one of the primary women cancers, ovarian cancer.
Research has it that more than 2,50,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year and about 1,40,000 die from it every year in the U.S. This blog goes over why you must not ignore symptoms, and how every woman is at risk for it. Read more on symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The ovaries make female hormones and produce a woman’s egg. And ovarian cancer are a group of diseases that affect the woman’s ovaries. There are different types of ovarian cancer and each is unique depending upon origin, the appearance under a microscope and treatment. As is the case with most other cancers, treatment is curative if ovarian cancer is detected early. Read more on treatment for ovarian cancer.
When formerly interviewed, he said, "evolution will eliminate the 'fear of cancer' from our minds, and make room for hope in cancer treatments." Find excerpts of the interview with Dr Reddy here.
As a female disease, there is added taboo associated with ovarian cancer. Dr Neelesh explores the emotional aspect of suffering from ovarian cancer. The conversation sprawls out into various other concerns such as, are all ovarian cysts cancerous, and is it possible to develop the disease even after the ovaries have been removed, or are fertility drugs a risk factor for ovarian cancer at all. He also explains what BRCA genes are and what is the CA-125 indicator is.
Dr Neelesh has a knack for putting down jargons simply. He even responds to the issue of contradictory opinions from two different doctors with ease. Watch the video to find expert answers on key questions about ovarian cancer.