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  1. Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125)

    Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) measure the amount of this protein in the blood. CA-125 is found on the surface of many ovarian cancer cells.

  2. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Surgery

    Surgery to close or tie off your fallopian tubes will lower risks of ovarian cancer but you will not be able to become pregnant following this procedure.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Home Treatment

    During medical treatment for any stage of ovarian cancer, there are things you can do at home to help manage the side effects that may be caused by the cancer or its treatment.

  5. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Exams and Tests

    There are no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is confirmed and staged by biopsies that are taken during laparotomy surgery.

  6. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Prevention

    Ovarian cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be able to reduce some of your chances for developing it.

  7. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Other Treatment

    Complementary therapies alone are not a substitute for the standard treatment recommended for ovarian cancer. Before you try any of these therapies, discuss their possible benefits and side effects with your doctor.

  8. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Topic Overview

    Ovarian cancer can be cured when it is found early on.

  9. Ovarian Cancer Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors of ovarian cancer include a family history of cancer, infertility, use of estrogen, ancestry, and having a large amount of menstrual cycles.

  10. 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.

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