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  1. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options By Stage

    Stage I Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment depends on whether the tumor is dysgerminoma or another type of germ cell tumor. Treatment of dysgerminoma may include the following: Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with or without lymphangiography (an x-ray study of the lymph system,the tissues and organs that filter and destroy harmful substances and help fight infection and disease) or CT scan (a ..

  2. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  3. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors

    After ovarian low malignant potential tumor has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the ovary or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out whether cancer has spread within the ovary or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to ...

  4. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Ovarian Cancer Prevention

    The ovary is a female reproductive organ located in the pelvis. Its function is to produce female hormones and to store eggs that,if fertilized by sperm,can develop into a baby. Women have two ovaries,one on each side of the uterus. Tumors found in the ovaries may be noncancerous tissue growths (cysts) or cancerous growths that may spread to other parts of the body. Significance of ovarian ...

  5. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Advanced-Stage Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors

    Patients with advanced disease should undergo a total hysterectomy,bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,omentectomy,node sampling,and aggressive cytoreductive surgery. Patients with stage II/III disease with no gross residual tumor have had a 100% survival rate in some series regardless of the follow-up duration.[ 1,2 ] The 7-year survival rate of patients with gross residual disease was only ...

  6. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors

    Ovarian low malignant potential tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissue covering the ovary. Ovarian low malignant potential tumors have abnormalcells that may become cancer,but usually do not. This disease usually remains in the ovary. When disease is found in one ovary,the other ovary should also be checked carefully for signs of disease. The ovaries are a pair of ...

  7. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  8. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are located in the pelvis,one on each side of the uterus (the hollow,pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs and female hormones (chemicals that ..

  9. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258027-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Ovarian Cancer Screening

  10. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

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