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Ovarian cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the ovaries.  This year, about 14,600 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of ovarian cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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General

What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer - Basic general information provided by National Cancer Institute.

OvCa.net - Website focused on providing resources, information, and hope to ovarian cancer warriors. 

American Cancer Society: Ovarian Cancer - Provides information on different types of ovarian cancer for patients and general public.   

eMedicine: Ovarian Cancer - Review article prepared for healthcare professions details diagnostic and treatment information on ovarian cancer.  This article is highly recommended for motivated patients. 

The National Women's Health Information Center: Ovarian Cancer - An easy-to-read article details information about the basics, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer.  

 

Diagnosis


Stages of Ovarian Cancer - The stage of the ovarian cancer is the most important prognostic factor.  Ovarian cancer is staged at surgery. 

Ovarian Cancer's Early Warning Symptoms - The symptoms from ovarian cancer are often non-specific.  This web page provides a list of possible symptoms caused by ovarian cancer.  

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer - The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with symptoms for other disorders. 

CA-125 Test - CA 125 test is a blood test that may be helpful in monitoring the status of women with ovarian cancer.
 

Treatment

How is Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treated (Patients' Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

How is Ovarian Epithelial Treated (Professional Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Clinical Trials for Ovarian Cancer - A list of on-going clinical trials for ovarian cancer treatment provided by the National Cancer Institute.

Center Watch: Cancer Trials for Ovarian Cancer - List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area. Currently has more than 20 trials available in the United States.

 
Support 

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - An organization built to help everyone battering ovarian cancer - patients, survivors, friends, physicians, and caregivers.

Madeline Kahn battles ovarian cancer - News report from USA Today.  Basic information about ovarian cancer is also provided.  

Ovacome: UK Ovarian Cancer Support Network - A UK-wide support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer, involving sufferers, families, friends, care givers and health professionals.

Cancer Forum for Gynecological Cancer  - Talk about ovarian cancer and other gynecological malignancy with other patients or caregivers. 
 
Other

National Ovarian Cancer Association  - A comprehensive internet source of organized treatment information for advanced ovarian cancer.

Canadian Ovarian Cancer Community  - The website of the National Ovarian Cancer Association of Canada. Provides news, diagnostic and treatment information, and discussion groups for ovarian cancer.

 

 
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