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Medical Reference Related to Ovarian Cancer

  1. Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials

    WebMD provides information and resources to ovarian cancer patients and their loved ones about clinical trials.

  2. Ovarian Cancer Organizations

    WebMD provides a list of ovarian cancer resources.

  3. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- the Basics

    WebMD's guide to the basics of ovarian cancer, including possible causes.

  4. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Prevention

    WebMD's guide to preventing ovarian cancer.

  5. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to symptoms of ovarian cancer.

  6. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment

    WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

  7. Chemotherapy Glossary: What Is My Cancer Doctor Talking About?

    WebMD's chemotherapy glossary explains important chemo terms to help you understand your cancer treatment options.

  8. 14 FAQs About Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

    If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, find answers from WebMD to your most frequently asked questions about treatment and its side effects.

  9. Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer: Help Your Doctor Understand Your Preferences

    Learn more from WebMD about treatment options for ovarian cancer -- and the questions you should ask your doctor before you start.

  10. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    DysgerminomasStandard treatment options:Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with or without lymphangiography or computed tomography (CT).Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy followed by observation.Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with adjuvant radiation therapy or chemotherapy.For patients with stage I dysgerminoma, unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy conserving the uterus and opposite ovary is accepted treatment of the younger patient who wants to preserve fertility or a pregnancy. Postoperative lymphangiography or CT is indicated before treatment decisions are made for patients who have not had careful surgical and pathological examination of pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes during surgery. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Sexuality and Reproductive Issues for more information on fertility.)Patients who have been completely staged and have stage IA tumors may be observed carefully after surgery without adjuvant treatment. About 15% to 25% of these patients will relapse, but they can be treated

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