Ovarian Cancer 101

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About one in 75 women are estimated to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetimes, and ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were more than 22,200 women between ages 35 and 74 diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. The basics of ovarian … Continued

Common Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer

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Once ovarian cancer is diagnosed, one or a combination of two or more of the following treatment options may be recommended, depending on the type and stage of the disease. Surgery The extent and type of surgery is based on the patient’s general health and the stage and type of the cancer. For epithelial ovarian … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Screenings for Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer, together with cancers of the fallopian tubes and primary peritoneum, is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the U.S. These cancers are often not diagnosed until they are advanced, due to the fact that symptoms typically do not present until the disease has progressed. Ovarian epithelial cancer, the most … Continued

Gynecologic Cancers: Types, Symptoms and Screenings

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In the United States, every six minutes a woman is diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer. Cancer can develop in several areas of the female reproductive tract, including the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and vagina. The symptoms and signs can vary depending on the type and location of the cancer, but the … Continued