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  1. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- the Basics

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

  2. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Prevention

    WebMD's guide to preventing ovarian cancer.

  3. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to symptoms of ovarian cancer.

  4. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062968-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment

  9. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Evidence of Benefit

    PathogenesisThe pathogenesis of ovarian carcinoma remains unclear. Several theories have been proposed to explain the epidemiology of ovarian cancer including the theory of incessant ovulation,[1,2] gonadotropin stimulation,[3] excess androgenic stimulation,[4] and inflammation.[5] Associated risk factors for ovarian cancer support some or all of these hypotheses. Oral contraceptive use is consistently associated with a decreased risk of ovarian cancer and may operate through preventing the trauma from repeated ovulation by lowering exposure to gonadotropins. No one theory, however, explains all the associated risk factors.Protective Factors Factors associated with a decreased risk of ovarian cancer include: (1) using oral contraceptives, (2) having and breastfeeding children, (3) having a bilateral tubal ligation or hysterectomy, and (4) having a prophylactic oophorectomy.Oral contraceptives Multiple studies have consistently demonstrated a decrease in

  10. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with ovarian low malignant potential tumor. Different types of treatment are available for patients with ovarian low malignant potential tumor. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer, tumors, and related conditions. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.Two types of standard treatment are used: SurgeryThe type of surgery (removing the tumor in an operation) depends on the size and spread of the tumor and the woman's plans for having children. Surgery may include the

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