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  1. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with ovarian low malignant potential tumor. Different types of treatment are available for patients with ovarian low malignant potential tumor. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. ..

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

  3. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062822-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 Prevention

  4. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  5. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification of Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    The following is a list of ovarian epithelial cancer histologic classifications. Serous cystomas: Serous benign cystadenomas. Serous cystadenomas with proliferating activity of the epithelial cells and nuclear abnormalities but with no infiltrative destructive growth (low potential or borderline malignancy). Serous cystadenocarcinomas. Mucinous cystomas: Mucinous benign cystadenomas. ...

  6. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062968-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 Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment

  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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