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Medical Reference Related to Ovarian Cancer

  1. 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. ...

  2. Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 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.SignificanceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  3. About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of ovarian epithelial cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND ...

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment.

  5. Changes to This Summary (07 / 09 / 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.Stage Information for Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Updated staging information for 2010 (cited FIGO Committee on Gynecologic Oncology and Edge et al. as references 1 and 2, respectively).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  6. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage I and II Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment of stage I and stage II ovarian epithelial cancer may include the following: Total abdominal hysterectomy,bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,and omentectomy. Lymph nodes and other tissues in the pelvis and abdomen are removed and examined under the microscope to look for cancer cells. Total abdominal hysterectomy,unilateral ...

  7. Ovarian Cancer Screening

    Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Some screening tests are used because they have been shown to be helpful both in finding cancers early and in decreasing the chance of dying from these cancers. Other tests are used because they have been shown to find cancer in some people; however,it has not been proven in clinical trials that use of these tests will decrease the risk ...

  8. Significance

    Incidence and Mortality The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1.48% with an annual incidence approaching 57.3 per 100,000 women who reach the ages of 75 to 79.[ 1 ] In 2006,it is estimated that 20,180 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,310 deaths due to ovarian cancer will occur.[ 2 ] Incidence rates,but not mortality rates,have been decreasing since 1987.[ 1 ] For the ...

  9. Recurrent or Persistent 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.) Overall,approximately 80% of patients diagnosed with ovarian epithelial cancer ...

  10. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on ovarian germ cells tumors treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

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