Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ovarian Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Ovarian Cancer

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

    Dysgerminomas STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: For patients with stage IV dysgerminoma,total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is recommended with removal of as much gross tumor in the abdomen and pelvis as can be done safely without resection of portions of the urinary tract or large segments of small or large bowel,although unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy should be ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bartter's Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Bartter's Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. Ovarian Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Ovarian Cancer Screening

    Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Some screening tests are used because they have been shown to be helpful both in finding cancers early and in decreasing the chance of dying from these cancers. Other tests are used because they have been shown to find cancer in some people; however,it has not been proven in clinical trials that use of these tests will decrease the risk ...

  6. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

    Recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated.

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

    WebMD discusses the basics of ovarian cancer including causes and statistical information.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 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.General Information About Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).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.

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

    All patients except those with stage I,grade I immature teratoma and stage IA dysgerminoma require postoperative chemotherapy. With platinum-based combination chemotherapy,the prognosis for patients with endodermal sinus tumors,immature teratomas,embryonal carcinomas,choriocarcinomas,and mixed tumors containing 1 or more of these elements has improved dramatically.[ 1 ] As new and more ...

Displaying 81 - 90 of 130 Articles << Prev Page 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next >>

Today on WebMD

what is your cancer risk
HEALTH CHECK
ovarian cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
cancer fighting foods
SLIDESHOW
15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore
FEATURE
 
Integrative Medicine Cancer Quiz
QUIZ
Lifestyle Tips for Depression Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
Screening Tests for Women
Slideshow
Graphic of ovaries within reproductive system
VIDEO
 
Ovarian Cancer Marker
VIDEO
Pets Improve Your Health
SLIDESHOW
 
Vitamin D
SLIDESHOW
Healthy meal with salmon
Article