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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] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 20 / 2013)

    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.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

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

    Germ cell tumors of the ovary are uncommon,but aggressive,tumors,which are seen most often in young women or adolescent girls. These tumors are frequently unilateral and are generally curable if found and treated early. The use of combination chemotherapy after initial surgery has dramatically improved the prognosis for many women with these tumors.[ 1,2,3 ] Dysgerminomas One series ...

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

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: For patients with stage III dysgerminoma,total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are recommended with removal of as much gross tumor as can be done safely without resection of portions of the urinary tract or large segments of small or large bowel. Patients who wish to preserve fertility may be treated with unilateral ...

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

    Ovarian germ cell tumor is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the germ (egg) cells of the ovary. Germ cell tumors begin in the reproductive cells (egg or sperm) of the body. Ovarian germ cell tumors usually occur in teenage girls or young women and most often affect just one ovary. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are located in the ...

  6. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - 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 the treatment of ovarian low-malignant potential tumors. 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. ...

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

    After ovarian germ cell 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 know the stage ...

  8. Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors

    Recurrent ovarian low malignant potential tumor is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the other ovary or in other parts of the body. ...

  9. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Description of the Evidence

    BackgroundIncidence and mortalityOvarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States and has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers.[1] It is estimated that 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013, and 14,030 women will die of this disease.[1] The median age at diagnosis is 63 years.[2] The prognosis for survival from ovarian cancer largely depends on the extent of disease at diagnosis. The overall 5-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is lower than 50%. Only about 15% of women present with localized disease at diagnosis.[1,2]From 2005 to 2009, incidence rates decreased by 0.9% per year, and mortality rates decreased by 2.0% per year.[1]Ovarian cancer is rare; the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 1.38%.[2]Types of Ovarian CancerThe term ovarian cancer encompasses a heterogeneous group of malignant tumors of ovarian origin that may arise from

  10. 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 ...

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