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The Three Types Of Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are the reproductive organs that produce the ova (eggs) used in conception. The ovaries are made up of different tissues (germ, stromal cells, and epithelial cells). Each of these tissues is prone to cancer. Some are benign, and others are malignant. The malignant cancer spreads to other parts...

Living With Ovarian Cancer

Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer may be those who are considered to be the “picture of perfect health”, they may be those who do not have any of the risk factors for ovarian cancer and still they receive the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. They will often reveal that they had...

What Reduces The Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

Anytime that the big cancer “C” enters the discussion, all those participating want to know what it is they can do to prevent the occurrence of the disease. Ovarian cancer in particular is feared for its high kill rate of affected women. While there have been several risk reducing factors...

Theories About Causes For Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is a growth of abnormal cells that may be either noncancerous (benign) or they can be cancerous (malignant). Benign tumors are abnormal cell, that do not spread to other body tissues (metastasize). Cancerous cells spread to other body tissues. They can spread directly to tissue or organs that is...

Ovarian Cancer And Sexuality

One of the least discussed and nonetheless most commonly experienced side effects of ovarian cancer treatments are sexual problems. Many a patient is in a meaningful relationship of which sex was a normal part. Suddenly the fear that is experienced because of the ovarian cancer diagnosis will remove sexual...

Should You Participate In An Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are ongoing and they are backbone to successful cancer research. The goal is to find more effective and more far reaching treatment options for the disease and of course to reduce the mortality which is the most dangerous aspect of ovarian cancer overall. Unfortunately, participation in an...

Will Ovarian Cancer Treatments Leave You Bald

Women who greatly define themselves in their femininity by their hair are very often scared that ovarian cancer treatments will leave them bald. Although at face value it may seem odd that a woman undergoing treatment for a life threatening disease is concerned about her appearance and especially her hair,...

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer (2)

If you have a symptom that suggests that you may have ovarian cancer or your doctor has completed a screening test for ovarian cancer and it shows that you likely have cancer; your doctor will want to do some diagnostic testing to confirm that you do have ovarian cancer. You will be asked some medical...

Medical Scams Involving Ovarian Cancer Patients

It is a sad reality that where there is a buck to be made, scam artists are not long in coming. How much sadder is it, however, when terminally ill ovarian cancer sufferers are subjected to claims and promises of healing, remission, and miracle cures that have no basis in fact. Targeting the terminally ill...

Screening Tests For Ovarian Cancer Are They Valid

Screening tests done on women who are at risk for ovarian cancer may allow doctors to catch ovarian cancer early enough to make a difference in prognosis. Screening tests are done when the woman has no symptoms of the disease, but the doctor may suspect something and wants to catch the possible cancer...

When Ovarian Cancer Causes Workplace Discrimination

You want to believe that your boss and coworkers will be sympathetic to your diagnosis of ovarian cancer and that they will work with you to resolve any problems and difficulties at the workplace you might experience while undergoing treatment. Unfortunately, reality has shown that those in the hopes of...

Ovarian Cancer What Happens After The Initial Diagnosis

Those diagnosed with ovarian cancer frequently have precious little time to become accustomed to their illness and to adequately digest the information. Instead, they will suddenly find themselves in a whirlwind of activity, running from doctor’s appointment to specialist testing, and before long will...

Depression In Ovarian Cancer Patients

Most anyone will agree that being diagnosed with a life threatening illness has a profound effect on emotional wellbeing and psychological health. How much more so, when the diagnosis is ovarian cancer, a disease with a high mortality rate! Yet did you know that depression and anxiety do not have to be an...

Could It Be Ovarian Cancer

Once referred to as a silent killer of women, ovarian cancer was considered to be symptom free up to the point that the cancerous growths had reach critical mass and most likely already metastasized to other organs. Diagnosis would then be made because of symptoms the other organ systems offered up, thus...

Ovarian Cancer And The Elusive Symptoms

A disease that affects one or both ovaries and is one of the most under-recognized illness-affecting women is called ovarian cancer. It is recognized as the fifth most fatal gynecologic cancers women face today. Over half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, die within five years of the diagnosis....
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