ROLE OF LIPID PROFILE IN OVARIAN CARCINOMA PATIENTS
Keywords:lipid profile, ovarian cancer
Background: The term "ovarian cancer" includes several different types of cancer that arise from cells of the ovary, most commonly, tumors arise from the epithelium or lining cells of the ovary. Ovarian cancer risk is positively associated with higher consumption of dietary cholesterol and eggs, and inversely associated with a higher intake of vegetables. High consumption of fats may increase circulating estrogen levels, thus increasing the possibility of cell damage and proliferation that is responsible for cancerous growth.
Material & Methods: The present study was conducted at Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur (Rajasthan). Total 100 cases (females) attending the obstetrics and gynecology department for some gynecological and other problem were selected for this study between the age of 40-60 years, who were attending cancer centre at GEETANJALI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, Udaipur (Rajasthan).
GROUP I: - It consisted of healthy females control subjects (n=50) .By routine examination and tests, we ensured that all the subjects were healthy and there were no signs and symptoms or history of ovarian tumor and diseases
GROUP II: - It consisted of ovarian cancer females subjects (n=50) with a history of ovarian tumor.
Results: Higher level of cholesterol, LDL, VLDL and low level of HDL are found in ovarian cancer patients.
Conclusion: The present study we highlights the importance and role of serum lipid profile in diagnosis, prognosis and recurrence of the disease. The study shows that serum level of cholesterol, LDL, VLDL was elevated in patients of ovarian cancer while low level of HDL are found in ovarian cancer patients.
Key words: lipid profile, ovarian cancer.