Ovarian cancer awareness with Dr. Tri Dinh and Cindy Weiss is discussed.
Context: Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal. Early-stage ovarian cancer, in which the disease is confined to the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully. More than 120,000 people with cancer come to Mayo Clinic each year. They find experts with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every kind of cancer and the resources to provide excellent care tailored to their needs. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers solve the most serious and complex medical questions, one person at a time. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mayo Clinic among the top hospitals for cancer in the nation. Tri Dinh, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic gynecologist. The clinic has one of the largest and most respected obstetrics and gynecology practices in the world, with more than 55 specialists committed to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary medical and surgical care to women at its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Mayo Clinic Health System locations serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These sites bring Mayo Clinic obstetrics and gynecology care to their local communities.
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