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  1. Frequently Asked Questions About Ovarian Cancer

    WebMD answers frequently asked questions about ovarian cancer, including symptoms and risk factors.

  2. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- the Basics

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

  3. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Prevention

    WebMD's guide to preventing ovarian cancer.

  4. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment

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

  5. Understanding Ovarian Cancer -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to symptoms of ovarian cancer.

  6. Oophorectomy - Topic Overview

    What is an oophorectomy?Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries, the part of a woman's reproductive system that stores and releases eggs for fertilization and produces female sex hormones. Oophorectomy is often necessary when pelvic disease, such as ovarian cancer or severe endometriosis, is present. In the United States, more than 600, 000 hysterectomies (the surgical removal of a ...

  7. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy

    Of all the side effects of chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting are the most common and are among the most feared. But having chemotherapy does not mean that you have to suffer with nausea and vomiting. Key pointsNausea and vomiting can be controlled and even prevented. The best treatment plan is one set up by you and your health care team, based on your particular needs and feelings. You are the ...

  8. Treatment Options for Recurrent Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Treatment depends on whether the tumor is dysgerminoma or another type of germ cell tumor. Treatment of dysgerminoma may be: Chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. Treatment of other 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 new ...

  9. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with ovarian germ cell tumors. Different types of treatment are available for patients with ovarian germ cell tumor. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial ..

  10. Stage I and Stage II Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) TREATMENT OPTIONS: If the tumor is well differentiated or moderately well ...

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