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Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

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General Information About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries make eggs and female hormones (chemicals that control the way certain cells or organs work in the body).Anatomy of the female reproductive system. The organs in the female reproductive...

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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