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  1. Changes to This Summary (03 / 20 / 2013)

    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.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  2. Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    Recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated.

  3. Stage IV Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: For patients with stage IV dysgerminoma,total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is recommended with removal of as much gross tumor in the abdomen and pelvis as can be done safely without resection of portions of the urinary tract or large segments of small or large bowel,although unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy should be ...

  4. Stage III Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: For patients with stage III dysgerminoma,total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are recommended with removal of as much gross tumor as can be done safely without resection of portions of the urinary tract or large segments of small or large bowel. Patients who wish to preserve fertility may be treated with unilateral ...

  5. Treatment Options for Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    Treatment of recurrentovarian epithelial cancer may include the following: Chemotherapy using one or more anticancer drugs,with or without surgery. A clinical trial of surgery. A clinical trial of biologic therapy alone or combined with anticancer drugs. Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial ...

  6. Questions or Comments About This Summary

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Changes to This Summary (08 / 17 / 2012)

    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.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  9. Risks of Ovarian Cancer Screening

    Screening tests have risks. Decisions about screening tests can be difficult. Not all screening tests are helpful and most have risks. Before having any screening test,you may want to discuss the test with your doctor. It is important to know the risks of the test and whether it has been proven to reduce the risk of dying from cancer. The risks of ovarian screening tests include the ...

  10. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment.

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