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  1. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Overview

    Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Ovarian Cancer Prevention; Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment; Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Treatment; and Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor Treatment are also available. Evidence of Benefit or Lack of Benefit Associated with ScreeningSingle-threshold cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) levels and transvaginal ultrasound (TVU)There is solid evidence to indicate that routine screening for ovarian cancer with the serum marker CA-125 and TVU does not result in a decrease in mortality from ovarian cancer.Magnitude of Effect: No reduction in mortalityStudy Design: Evidence obtained from one randomized controlled trial.Internal Validity: Good.Consistency: One trial has evaluated the impact on mortality from ovarian cancer.External Validity: Good.Statement of HarmsBased on solid evidence, routine screening for ovarian cancer results in false-positive test results among 9.6% of those screened; of those with false-positive results who had surgery, the complication rate

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

    Related Summaries Note: Other PDQ summaries containing information related to ovarian epithelial cancer include the following: Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Screening Ovarian Cancer Prevention Unusual Cancers of Childhood Statistics Note: Estimated new cases and deaths from ovarian cancer in the United States in 2010:[ 1 ] New cases: 21,880. Deaths: 13,850. Note: Some ...

  3. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - 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. .

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

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

    Get more information on ovarian low malignant potential 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.

  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 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. .

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

    Screening tests have risks. Decisions about screening tests can be difficult. Not all screening tests are helpful and most have risks. Before having any screening test,you may want to discuss the test with your doctor. It is important to know the risks of the test and whether it has been proven to reduce the risk of dying from cancer. The risks of ovarian screening tests include the ...

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

    There are different types of treatment for patients with ovarian epithelial cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with ovarian epithelial cancer. Some treatments are standard,and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant ...

  10. 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

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