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Ovarian Cancer Health Center

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  1. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Recurrent Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Treatment depends on whether the tumor is a dysgerminoma or another type of ovarian germ cell tumor. Treatment of dysgerminoma may be:Chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy.Treatment of other ovarian germ cell tumors may include the following: Chemotherapy.Surgery with or without chemotherapy.A clinical trial of high-dose chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant.A clinical trial of a new treatment.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

  2. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification of Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    The following is a list of ovarian epithelial cancer histologic classifications. Serous cystomas: Serous benign cystadenomas.Serous cystadenomas with proliferating activity of the epithelial cells and nuclear abnormalities but with no infiltrative destructive growth (low potential or borderline malignancy).Serous cystadenocarcinomas.Mucinous cystomas: Mucinous benign cystadenomas.Mucinous cystadenomas with proliferating activity of the epithelial cells and nuclear abnormalities but with no infiltrative destructive growth (low potential or borderline malignancy).Mucinous cystadenocarcinomas.Endometrioid tumors (similar to adenocarcinomas in the endometrium): Endometrioid benign cysts.Endometrioid tumors with proliferating activity of the epithelial cells and nuclear abnormalities but with no infiltrative destructive growth (low malignant potential or borderline malignancy).Endometrioid adenocarcinomas.Clear cell (mesonephroid) tumors: Benign clear cell tumors.Clear cell tumors with

  3. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Germ cell tumors of the ovary are uncommon,but aggressive,tumors,which are seen most often in young women or adolescent girls. These tumors are frequently unilateral and are generally curable if found and treated early. The use of combination chemotherapy after initial surgery has dramatically improved the prognosis for many women with these tumors.[ 1,2,3 ] Dysgerminomas One series ...

  4. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258027-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 or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Ovarian Cancer Screening

  5. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary, please send them to through the Web site's Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English.

  6. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with ovarian epithelial cancer.Different types of treatment are available for patients with ovarian epithelial cancer. Some treatments are standard, 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. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the treatment currently used as 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.Three kinds of standard treatment are used. These include the following:Surgery Most patients have surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Different types of surgery may include:Hysterectomy: Surgery to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. When only the uterus is

  7. Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials

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

  8. Ovarian Cancer Organizations

    WebMD provides a list of ovarian cancer resources.

  9. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Prevention

    WebMD's guide to preventing ovarian cancer.

  10. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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