Ovarian Cancer Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Ovarian Cancer Types in Young Women (Treatment & Prognosis)
Although epithelial ovarian cancer is infrequent in women under 40 years of age, it can and does occur in young women.
Could Curcumin Help Fight Ovarian Cancer?
Curcumin or turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a food that may have anticancer properties. What do we know about this nutrient and ovarian cancer?
Ovarian Cysts (Symptoms and Treatment)
Ovarian or adnexal masses are not all ovarian cancer. Most are not even benign tumors. They are simply functional or physiologic cysts, which can resolve on their own.
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Acites - Definition and Management in Ovarian Cancer
What is ascites and what are the causes? Why does it occur, and what are some of the ways it's treated for people with ovarian cancer?
Ovarian Cancer Stage & Grade
Ovarian cancer stage refers to where the cancer is located and if it has spread beyond the ovary to other areas. Ovarian cancer grade refers to the degree of abnormality cancer cells display when viewed through a microscope. Both are crucial to prognosis.
Tumor Markers for Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis and Monitoring
How can tumor markers in the blood can help doctors diagnose the type and monitor the progress of treatment of ovarian cancers?
Is Lynparza the Right Treatment for Ovarian Cancer?
6 things you might be wondering about Lynparza (olaparib), the first PARP inhibitor FDA-approved for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer.
Colostomy and Ileostomy - Stomas and Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer surgery requires removal of parts of the intestine in some cases. This can mean an ostomy and a stoma need to be formed to collect stool.
Will I Lose My Hair During Chemotherapy?
Hair loss (alopecia) from chemotherapy can be distressing and common occurrence for people with cancer. Here are your 6 major questions, answered.
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer can yield higher survival rates than IV chemotherapy but is more toxic. It is an underused treatment.
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy in Women with Ovarian Cancer
A recent study explored the role of adjuvant hormone therapy on survival in women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. The results were surprising.
Ovarian Cancer FIGO Surgical Staging System
What are the stages of ovarian cancer according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)?
Overview of Cytoreduction in Ovarian Cancer
What is cytoreduction for ovarian cancer, why and when is it done, to what extent is it done, and what should I know before consenting?
Understanding Ovarian Cancer Surgery and Path Reports
You can and should request copies of your operative and pathology reports from your doctor. Here's your guide on how to understand them.
Ovarian Cancer: Decoding Radiology Reports
Various imaging technologies such as ultrasound, CAT, and CT scans can be used to diagnose, stage or monitor treatment for ovarian cancer.
Treatment for Ovarian Cancer During Pregnancy
Ovarian cancer is rare during pregnancy but can occur. Discover what the chances are of ovarian cancer during pregnancy, the proper testing and treatment options.
Adnexal Mass - Definition, Causes, and Diagnosis
What is the definition of an adnexal mass? What are some of the causes of these, and do they tend to be benign or could it mean cancer?
Do I Have Ovarian Cancer? (Risk of Malignancy Index)
Ovarian cancer is a feared diagnosis because it is often hard to detect early. Whenever a pelvic mass is found, it is possible that the mass is ovarian and might be cancerous. What are the chances that that mass on exam or ultrasound is cancer? Discover an index that helps determine what the risk of ovarian cancer is depending on several simple variables.
How to Reclaim Your Sex Life After Cancer
Cancer can impact your sexual relationships. Learn the sexual side effects of cancer treatment and how to regain intimacy after cancer.
Immature Teratoma - Definition, Treatment, and Prognosis
What kind of malignant germ cell tumor are immature teratomas, how are they treated and how is prognosis determined?
Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors of the Ovary Treatment
What are Sertoli-Leydig tumors of the ovary? Are they cancer? What hormones do they make, how are they treated, and what is the prognosis?
Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer Recurrence and Persistance
What treatment options are available for recurrent ovarian cancer, and what determines which therapy works best?
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Earlier Detection
Ovarian cancer symptoms can occur early. Learn how to recognize early warning signs and discover helpful tips about evaluation of unusual persistent symptoms.
Ovarian Cancer: Optimal Cytoreduction or Debulking
Since the prognosis of advanced ovarian cancer depends on the amount of tumor removed, understanding cytoreductive or debulking surgery is critical.
Vitamins and Supplements During Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ovarian cancer treatment usually involves both surgery and chemotherapy. Is it safe to take vitamins and natural herbal supplements?
Omentum - Definition, Structure, Function, and Metastases
What is the omentum, what is it's structure and function, and why is it important in metastatic malignancies such as ovarian cancer?
Ovarian Cancer: 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Treatment
If you are newly diagnosed with or suspected of having ovarian cancer, here are five questions you should ask your doctor before starting treatment.
Ovarian Cancer Cytoreduction and Debulking Surgery
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5 Myths About Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer misinformation is rampant. Here are 5 myths about ovarian cancer that are simply that - myths, not facts.
What are the More Rare Types of Ovarian Cancers?
Rare ovarian cancers include the sex cord stromal tumors and ovarian germ cell tumors. These make up just 5 to 6% of malignant ovarian cancers.
Platinum-Sensitive versus Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Recurrence
For many, ovarian cancer will recur after primary treatment. Platinum-sensitive or platinum-resistant recurrence can impact treatment options and prognosis.
Weight Changes During Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy
Weight gain or loss can be common during ovarian cancer treatment. Here are strategies to deal with weight gain or weight loss while on chemotherapy.
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6 Online Resources for Ovarian Cancer Information
Reliable websites for cancer information can be hard to find. Here are 6 trustworthy resources for ovarian cancer information online.
How to Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer prevention may include dietary modification, taking medications like oral contraceptives and fenretinide, or surgery.