When you consider ovarian cysts, cancer is generally not a concern. Most cysts that are found in the ovaries are simple fluid filled legions, that go away on their own and often go undetected. In very rare cases, these cysts can become either benign or cancerous tumors that may need to be dealt with by certain medical procedures. Below you will find information on cancerous cysts and treatment options that are available.
The Prevalence of Cancerous Cysts
Of the small percent of tumors formed from ovarian cysts, cancer is only prevalent in two percent of those legions. This is a very small percentage and the cancerous cysts are most often seen in the legions that form in postmenopausal women.
Most cysts in the ovaries go unnoticed because of their small size and ability to naturally absorb back into the body. Unfortunately, cancerous ones do not work the same way. They can often be larger and as they grow they cause discomfort and set off other warning signs that can alert you that there is something wrong with your body. Common warning signs include:
• Sharp pains or pressure in the abdomen or pelvis
• Nausea and vomiting
• Increased need to urinate
• Pain during intercourse or urination
Cancerous cysts call for a whole new course of treatment than regular simple cysts receive. These cancerous legions must be removed through surgery, which can generally be done with a small incision and non-invasive procedure. This is done to ensure that the cancer is removed from the body and does not have a change to spread.
With ova. cysts, cancer is often a concern among women of child bearing age. The occurrence of cancer within an ova. cyst is quite low, but is present so it is best to be aware of the warning signs.