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  1. Ovarian Cancer Guide - Symptoms

    Early stages of ovarian cancer do not produce many symptoms, but later stages produce symptoms such as ongoing cramps, ongoing pain in the pelvis and lower back, abnormal bleeding from the vagina, nausea, loss of appetite and decreased energy level.

  2. Ovarian Cancer Guide - What Happens

    Ovarian cancer can spread throughout the body. Also, other forms of cancer can spread into the ovaries.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hysterectomy for Ovarian Cancer

    A hysterectomy is the removal of your uterus. The goal of the initial surgery is to remove all visible ovarian cancer.

  6. Ovarian Cancer: Personal Stories

    Ovarian Cancer: Personal Stories

  7. Ovarian Cancer acTopic Centers - Stage I and II Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    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- or moderately well-differentiated,...

  8. Ovarian Cancer acTopic Centers - Stage III and IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    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.) The same observations concerning surgery and chemotherapy pertain to patients ..

  9. Ovarian Cancer acTopic Centers - Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    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.) Of importance is to determine the interval between the completion of therapy ...

  10. Ovarian Cancer acTopic Centers - Changes to This Summary (08/23/2005)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Links to the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms were added to this summary. ...

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