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  ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries).
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, the leading cause of death from gynecological malignancy, and the second most commonly diagnosed gynecologic malignancy [1].
Ovarian cancer staging is by the FIGO staging system and uses information obtained after surgery, which can include a total abdominal hysterectomy, removal of (usually) both ovaries and fallopian tubes, (usually) the omentum, and pelvic (peritoneal) washings for cytology.
thebreastcancerinfo.com /ovarian_cancer.htm   (2155 words)

  
  Ovarian Cancer - OncologyChannel.com
Ovarian cancer is a disease produced by the rapid growth and division of cells within one or both ovaries—reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, and the female sex hormones are made.
Ovarian cancer most frequently appears in women who are older than 60 (about 50% of patients are over age 65), although it may occur in younger women who have a family history of the disease.
Ovarian cancer is responsible for 5% of all cancer deaths among women.
www.oncologychannel.com /ovariancancer   (1060 words)

  
 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Healthy Living - Ovarian Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cancer cells of this type of tumor have certain features that can be seen under a microscope and that allow doctors to further classify them.
22,220 new cases of ovarian cancer were estimated to be diagnosed in 2005, and approximately 16,210 women were estimated to die from the disease.
Leiser is studying a novel cancer gene or oncogene thought to be involved in ovarian cancer carcinogenesis.
www.preventcancer.org /healthyliving/cancerinfo/ovarian.cfm   (1421 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ovarian Cancer is a disease in which the cells in the ovaries become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors.
Ninety percent of all ovarian cancers develop in the cells that line the surface of the ovaries and are called "epithelial cell tumors".
Ovarian cancer spreads contiguously, which means that it moves to the organs that are next to it.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/no/ovariancancer.htm   (710 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of all cancers involving a woman's reproductive tract.
Only 19 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, when the disease is confined to the ovary and is most easily treated.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer (particularly in its early stage) are often not obvious or intense.
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/ovariancancer/q/L2/61/L1/3   (608 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women in the U.S. with over 25,000 women newly diagnosed each year with this disease.
Ovarian cancer actually represents a group of different tumors that arise from diverse types of tissue contained within the ovary.
The disease is metastatic ovarian cancer, not liver cancer.
www.medicinenet.com /ovarian_cancer/article.htm   (1038 words)

  
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Ovarian cancer is a nonspecific term for a variety of cancers that originate in the ovary.
Those with a documented familial ovarian cancer syndrome where the lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is about 50% are advised to have annual physical examinations and consider an annual pelvic sonogram.
Familial ovarian cancers tend to occur at an early age, before 50 years, and tend to be advanced serous epithelial cancers.
www.gyncancer.com /ovarian-cancer.html   (4752 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer Treatment Center: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ovarian cancer is one of the most challenging of all cancers to fight, because it often goes undiagnosed until it is advanced.
Cancer cells from all three types of ovarian cancer may also spread to the bloodstream via the lymphatic system and travel to other areas of the body.
Treatment for ovarian cancer depends on the type and stage of the disease, your age and general health and other factors your doctor will discuss with you.
www.cancercenter.com /ovarian-cancer.cfm   (476 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer (Ovary Cancer)
Cancer that begins in the cells that line the surface of the ovaries (epithelial carcinoma) is the most common type.
Ovarian cancer that begins in the egg-producing cells (germ-cell tumors) and cancer that begins in the supportive tissue surrounding the ovaries (stromal tumors) are rare.
This effort, led by the Hutchinson Center, is funded by the National Cancer Institute and includes screening and clinical trials for with or at high risk of developing ovarian cancer, as well as research to develop new treatment options for women with advanced ovarian cancer.
www.fhcrc.org /research/diseases/ovarian_cancer   (943 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ovarian cancer cells that have spread outside the ovaries are referred to as metastatic ovarian cancers.
Risk of ovarian cancer is directly related to the number of times a woman ovulates, which is indicated by the total number of menstrual periods she has had.
Ovarian cancer patients are urged to seek the expertise of a qualified gynecologic oncologist (a surgical specialist in female reproductive cancers) and a qualified medical oncologist with special expertise in the chemotherapeutic management of gynecologic cancer.
www.morehead.org /wellconnected/000092.htm   (8550 words)

  
 Ovarian cancer
The symptoms of ovarian cancer tend to mimic those of other conditions, including digestive disorders, and it's not unusual for a woman with ovarian cancer to be diagnosed with another condition before finally learning she has cancer.
If you're at high risk of ovarian cancer, doctors recommend that you have a pelvic exam, a CA 125 blood test and an ultrasound twice a year beginning at age 30 and continuing for the rest of your life, or until your have your ovaries removed.
Cancer antigen (CA) 125 is a protein antigen found at abnormally high levels in the blood serum of many women with ovarian cancer.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00293.html   (3791 words)

  
 Discovery Health :: The Basics of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a frightening disease for older women and it frustrates their health care professionals.
And only 24 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, when the disease is confined to the ovary.
Although most epithelial ovarian cancers occur in women who do not have a family history of the disease, about five to 10 percent of women with ovarian epithelial cancer have other family members who have also had the same kind of cancer.
health.discovery.com /centers/womens/ovariancancer/ovariancancer.html   (515 words)

  
 Ovarian cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries).
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies and the second most commonly diagnosed gynecologic malignancy
Ovarian cancer staging is by the FIGO staging system and uses information obtained after surgery, which should include a total abdominal hysterectomy, removal of (usually) both ovaries and fallopian tubes, (usually) the omentum, and pelvic (peritoneal) washings for cytology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ovarian_cancer   (2493 words)

  
 ACS :: What Is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is cancer that begins in the ovaries.
In general, ovarian tumors are named according to the kind of cells the tumor started from and whether the tumor is benign or cancerous.
Symptoms of EOPPC are similar to those of ovarian cancer, including abdominal pain or bloating, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and a change in bowel habits.
www.cancer.org /docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_is_ovarian_cancer_33.asp?sitearea=cri   (1487 words)

  
 treatments for ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer treatment, ovarian cancer information, about ovarian cancer
Because it is difficult to diagnose, 70% of ovarian cancers are not found until the disease has reached an advanced stage and moved from the ovaries into another part of the body, most commonly the abdomen.
Stage IIC: Cancer has spread to the uterus and/or fallopian tubes and/or other tissue within the pelvis and cancer cells are found in the fluid of the peritoneal cavity (the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the abdomen) or in washings of the peritoneum (tissue lining the peritoneal cavity).
Ovarian germ cell tumor is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the germ (egg) cells of the ovary.
www.apjohncancerinstitute.org /cancer/ovarian.htm   (8368 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian tumors can be either benign or malignant; it is not usually possible to tell them apart until a tumor has been biopsied or removed or has spread to other parts of the body.
The prevalence of ovarian cancer is low in young women but increases with age, with the highest rate occurring in the eighth decade of life.
Because the symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle and non-specific and since there are many non-cancerous conditions that can also cause similar symptoms, it is important to have regular checkups and to consult with your physician if you are experiencing any of the noted symptoms.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/conditions/ovarian.html   (594 words)

  
 Ovarian cancer
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific to ovarian cancer and this often results in a late diagnosis of the disease.
Ovarian cancer may be discovered by chance during a routine gynaecological examination or it may be discovered because the tumour has grown so large that you can feel it, or because it is pressing on the bladder or intestines.
Ultrasound examination is a very useful tool since it enables a doctor to identify an ovarian tumour and certain features that might make him or her suspect a cancer.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/ovariancancer.htm   (596 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer Information Directory - CancerIndex
Cancer of the ovaries are the second most common group of gynaecologic cancers, and account for about 5% of all women's cancers.
The epithelial ovarian cancers are usually found in women aged over 40, while the non-epithelial tumours are more common in girls and young women.
Epithelial ovarian cancer has few early symptoms, a risk factor is having a family history of the disease.
www.cancerindex.org /clinks3o.htm   (948 words)

  
 OVARIAN CANCER: Understanding OvCa
Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 57 women, up from 1 in 70 several years ago.
Ovarian cancer is very treatable when caught early; the vast majority of cases are not diagnosed until too late.
ovariancancer.jhmi.edu /menu_understanding.cfm   (528 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer
Cancer occurs when cells undergo a transformation and begin to grow and multiply without normal controls.
Cancer is dangerous because it overwhelms healthy cells by taking their space and the oxygen and nutrients they need to survive and function.
Ovarian cancer occurs when a tumor forms in one or both of a woman's ovaries.
www.emedicinehealth.com /ovarian_cancer/article_em.htm   (639 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don't function right, divide very fast, and produce too much tissue that forms a tumor.
Ovarian cancer is cancer in the ovaries, the female reproductive organs located in the pelvis.
The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better a woman's chance for recovery.
www.4woman.gov /faq/ovarian.htm   (310 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer Treatment at Mayo Clinic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Women's Cancer Program, which is one of 12 efforts within the Cancer Center, includes a dedicated Ovarian Cancer Research Group that works to develop new treatments.
Cancer of the ovaries occurs when cells grow in an uncontrolled, abnormal manner, resulting in the creation of tumors.
Ovarian cancer is diagnosed in about 23,000 women in the United States each year.
www.mayoclinic.org /ovarian-cancer/index.html   (357 words)

  
 Sloan-Kettering - Ovarian Cancer
Cancer of the ovaries is the second most common gynecologic cancer -- and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death -- in the United States today.
A family history of ovarian cancer is the strongest risk factor for this disease.
Ovarian cancers are usually diagnosed with a pelvic examination and ultrasound.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/400.cfm   (410 words)

  
 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Ovarian Cancer
It is now possible to test for genetic abnormalities that contribute to inherited breast and ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group - Please join us for monthly presentations by cancer experts from M. Anderson and the community.
The Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program was created in 1996 to develop accurate screening methods and, ultimately, a cure for ovarian cancer.
www.mdanderson.org /diseases/ovarian   (274 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - Uniting Individuals And Organizations In A National Movement To Conquer Ovarian ...
The National Agenda for Ovarian Cancer is the ovarian cancer community's first national roadmap to advance ovarian cancer research and patient care into the next decade.
The National Agenda for Ovarian Cancer is symbolized by a new Alliance logo with a message that encapsulates the past — "A Decade of Action" — and pledges a new horizon — "A Future of Hope."
The Alliance now offers a way for the entire ovarian cancer community to stay connected through an online health and wellness community for people living with ovarian cancer and their caregivers.
www.ovariancancer.org   (596 words)

  
 Ovarian Cancer Research Program, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Ovarian cancer ranks second among gynecological cancers in the number of new cases and first among gynecological cancers in the number of deaths each year.
In 2006, approximately 20,180 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States alone, and an estimated 15,310 will die from the disease.
Ovarian cancer is often without overt or specific symptoms until late in its development; therefore, most women are diagnosed with advanced stage disease.
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