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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...

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...

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,...

When Ovarian Cancer Treatments Cause More Cancer

It is a sad reality that at times there are treatment which may actually be worse for your body than the disease they are seeking to cure. It may feel like this when ovarian cancer treatments cause more cancer at a later date. Of course, when you consider that ovarian cancer is inevitably lethal if not...

Ovarian Cancer Patients Swear By Cancer Support Groups

If up until recently anyone would have told you that voluntarily you would sit down with a group of strangers to discuss your innermost feelings, the odds are good that you would have laughed. Unfortunately, being diagnosed with ovarian cancer most likely stood your world on its head and you may now find...

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...

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...

Is There A Link Between Nutrition And Ovarian Cancer

Is it possible to better your chances of avoiding this dreaded disease simply by the nutritional choices you make? According to a study cited by the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, there is a definite link! While every consumer is well aware of the necessity to eat healthier and live...

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...

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...

Ovarian Cancer Treatment Benefits And Risks

Obviously if malignant ovarian cancer has been detected in your body, you will want to seek medical treatment fast. Hold on though, and do a little research into ovarian cancer treatment, talk the options over with your doctor. Discover what the benefits and risks are for each treatment before you and your...

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...

Ovarian Cancer Aftercare

With the conclusion of your cancer treatment comes a bit of a letdown. As odd as it sounds, for a while now you most likely were caught up in a whirlwind of treatments and doctors’ visits that ensued once a positive diagnosis for ovarian cancer was handed down and now that the course of treatment is...

Strategies To Prevent Ovarian Cancer

There are a number of strategies that may be used to assist women in preventing ovarian cancer; they revolve around the risk factors that have been identified by surveys and studies of women who have ovarian cancer. These strategies involve oral contraceptives, dietary modification and exercise, pregnancy...
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