Featured Ovarian Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Ovarian Cancer Articles
When cancerous cells form in the tissues of the ovaries, this is known as ovarian cancer. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Common ovarian cancer symptoms may include feeling full quickly, constipation, and abnormal weight gain or loss. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and explains the danger in overlooking possible symptoms.
Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
As this section of the eMedTV archives explains, most women do not recognize early symptoms of ovarian cancer. But research shows there are warning signs. This page lists a few of them and stresses the importance of following up with your doctor.
Carboplatin is a chemotherapy medication prescribed to treat ovarian cancer. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment
This eMedTV article describes each type of ovarian cancer treatment in detail -- surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. It also discusses the risk of side effects and the importance of followup visits once treatment is complete.
Ovarian Cancer Prognosis
By knowing the prognosis, patients may find it easier to cope with the stress of having a given disease. This eMedTV segment describes factors that affect a woman's prognosis for ovarian cancer, such as the type and location of the cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Research
This page of the eMedTV Web site describes current areas of ovarian cancer research, such as biotherapy, surgery, and high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant. It also explains the potential benefits of participating in clinical studies.
As a prescription chemotherapy drug, cisplatin works to treat testicular, ovarian, or bladder cancer. This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of this product, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
Ovarian Cancer Surgery
This segment of the eMedTV library describes the various types of surgery for ovarian cancer. This article takes a closer look at how each type is performed and also discusses several risk factors to be aware of.
Ovarian Cancer Statistics
The overall 5-year relative survival rate for ovarian cancer for 1996-2002 was 44.7 percent. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers more statistics on ovarian cancer, including those relating to survival rates, diagnosis, mortality rates, and more.
As a prescription chemotherapy drug, Doxil is used to treat ovarian and other types of cancer. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives a complete overview of this medication, with information on how it is given, potential side effects, and more.
Ovarian Cancer Stages
As this eMedTV page explains, the stages of ovarian cancer are determined by tests that reveal if cancer has spread within the ovaries or to other parts of the body. The stages include stage I, stage II, stage III, and stage IV, with further sub-stages.
Topotecan is a chemotherapy medication prescribed to treat lung, cervical, and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
Cancer Drug Doxil
As a type of chemotherapy, Doxil is used to treat multiple myeloma and other types of cancer. This eMedTV article briefly describes this cancer drug, with information on Doxil's potential side effects. A link to more information is also provided.
Ovarian Cancer Support
This eMedTV article explains the various ovarian cancer support options available to women. For example, support groups provide an environment where patients can discuss their concerns with others who may be having similar experiences.
Ovarian Cancer Survival Rate
This page of the eMedTV website offers statistics regarding the 5-year ovarian cancer survival rate, as well as the overall survival rate based on age and race. It also lists factors that affect the survival rate, such as the type of ovarian cancer.
Melphalan can help minimize symptoms caused by ovarian cancer or multiple myeloma. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including dosing regimens, specific uses, safety precautions, and more.
Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
This page of the eMedTV Web site explains the process doctors use to diagnose ovarian cancer, including descriptions of the various tests. It also explains what the next steps are once the diagnosis is confirmed.
Ovarian Cancer Pain
Women experiencing pain from ovarian cancer may find relief through medication and alternative treatments. This eMedTV resource explains these and other options, and also explains the importance of communicating your level of pain to your doctor.