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Dealing With Nausea And Vomiting When Undergoing Chemotherapy For Ovarian Cancer

Nausea and vomiting are the most commonly made complaints when ovarian cancer patients undergo chemotherapy. Even as the delivery methods of the chemotherapy drugs may vary, by and large nausea is the universally experienced side effect, closely followed by vomiting. What makes this side effect so miserable...

Accommodating Skin Irregularities While Undergoing Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and even tumors have a way of affecting the way your skin will look and feel. While those with naturally darker skin do not display very obvious coloration changes, those with light colored skin are more often than not a veritable advertisement for their condition and...

Dealing With Side Effects Of Radiation Therapy For Ovarian Cancer

Radiation therapy for ovarian cancer is a long recognized tool in destroying the tumors that are threatening your life. Unfortunately, this realization does not make dealing with side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer any easier. The most commonly reported side effects of this therapy are...

To Do List For The Spouse Of An Ovarian Cancer Patient

When you wife is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you automatically add to your role of husband father that of caregiver. While this may carry some nebulous connotations at times, there are a number of distinct responsibilities you must be aware of; perhaps surprisingly to some, many of these responsibilities...

The All Important Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer may start in the ovaries, one of the reproductive organs of women, but it isn’t just about the ovaries. Here are some of the basic facts about ovarian cancer that all women should know about. The more you know about ovarian cancer the better you will take care of yourself and better...

Side Effects Of Ovarian Cancer Treatments Relying On Chemotherapy

Treating ovarian cancer with chemotherapy is frequently called for after surgery to ensure that no stray cancerous cells are left which may once again cause the unfettered growths that are so dangerous in the human body. At times, it is the chemotherapy which successfully leads to the remission of tumors...

Treatment For Ovarian Cancer

The treatment that is used by most doctors in the treatment of ovarian cancer is surgery to remove the cancer and chemotherapy to destroy any cancer cells that were not removed. Surgery decisions need to be done with the input of the woman because surgery for ovarian cancer may mean that her reproductive...

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....

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...

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...

Know The Risk Factors For Ovarian Cancer

Two women stand side by side. They seem relatively healthy one has ovarian cancer and doesn’t know it; the other does not have the disease. Why did one woman, seemingly healthy get ovarian cancer and the other do not? Did the one have more risk factors for the disease? Was she predestined to get...

When Your Wife Has Ovarian Cancer

Although a diagnosis that is accompanied by fear and sometimes grim faced physicians, ovarian cancer is no longer the death sentence it once was. Yet whether your wife’s cancer was caught early on and stands a good chance of treatment, or instead was discovered later on and will require highly...

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...

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...

Fighting Ovarian Cancer With Chemotherapy

After surgery, chemotherapy is the most commonly used method of therapy for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When your physician decides it is time to begin fighting ovarian cancer with chemotherapy, the odds are good that you will have a lot of questions. First and foremost, of course, is the question...
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