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  1. Stage Information for Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    Note: The American Joint Committee on Cancer has recently published a new edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual,which includes revisions to the staging for this disease. The PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board,which is responsible for maintaining this summary,is currently reviewing the new staging to determine the changes that need to be made in the summary. In addition to updating this ...

  2. Stage III and Stage IV 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 for patients with all stages of ovarian epithelial cancer ...

  3. Recurrent Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been used effectively for patients with recurrent dysgerminoma with and without adjuvant radiation therapy.[ 1 ] Other germ cell tumors STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Patients with recurrent germ cell tumors of the ovary other than pure dysgerminoma should be treated with chemotherapy,the type of which is determined by ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Stage II Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: For patients with stage II dysgerminoma,total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are usually performed. However,for the younger patient anxious to preserve fertility,a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy can be considered standard therapy at this time; adjuvant chemotherapy should be given. These patients should receive adjuvant ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Questions or Comments About This Summary

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  8. Evidence of Benefit

    Pathogenesis The pathogenesis of ovarian carcinoma remains unclear. Several theories have been proposed to explain the epidemiology of ovarian cancer including the theory of "incessant ovulation",[ 1,2 ] gonadotropin stimulation,[ 3 ] excess androgenic stimulation,[ 4 ] and inflammation.[ 5 ] Associated risk factors for ovarian cancer support some or all of these hypotheses. For example,oral ...

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Ovarian Cancer Screening.

  10. Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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

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