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  1. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062935-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 Germ Cell Tumors Treatment

  2. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

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

  4. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

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  5. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

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

    The following histologic subtypes have been described.[ 1,2 ] Dysgerminoma. Other germ cell tumors: Endodermal sinus tumor (rare subtypes are hepatoid and intestinal).[ 1 ] Embryonal carcinoma. Olyembryoma. Choriocarcinoma. Teratoma: Immature. Mature: Solid. Cystic: Dermoid cyst (mature cystic teratoma). Dermoid cyst with malignant transformation. Monodermal and highly specialized: ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 ...

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

  10. Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about ovarian cancer prevention. 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 UPDATES This ...

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