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Alternative Ovarian Cancer Treatment - Ovarian Cancer

This page contains links to eMedTV Ovarian Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Alternative Ovarian Cancer Treatment to Ovarian Cancer. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Alternative Ovarian Cancer Treatment
    Acupuncture or a special diet may help with ovarian cancer symptoms and pain. This eMedTV resource describes a few alternative methods to treat ovarian cancer and includes a list of questions to ask your doctor before trying this approach.
  • Cancer and Melphalan
    A doctor may prescribe melphalan to relieve symptoms of multiple myeloma or ovarian cancer. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at using melphalan for cancer treatment, including how this chemotherapy drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Cancer and Thiotepa
    Thiotepa is prescribed to treat Hodgkin's disease, breast cancer, and various other types of cancer. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at how thiotepa can help prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying. It also provides a link to more details.
  • 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.
  • Carboplatin
    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.
  • Carboplatin and Breastfeeding
    In most cases, women should avoid taking carboplatin while nursing. This eMedTV Web article further explores breastfeeding and carboplatin, including information on what the manufacturer recommends and why the potential risks outweigh the benefits.
  • Carboplatin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page explains why animal studies on pregnancy and carboplatin suggest that the drug may not be safe for women who are expecting. It describes the results of animal studies and explains why a doctor may still prescribe this chemotherapy drug.
  • Carboplatin Chemotherapy Information
    Carboplatin is a prescription medicine used to treat ovarian cancer. This eMedTV Web article offers more information on this chemotherapy drug, including carboplatin dosing guidelines, possible side effects, dosing tips, safety precautions, and more.
  • Carboplatin Dosage
    Your healthcare provider will consider several factors when determining your carboplatin dosage. This eMedTV page describes these factors in more detail and lists some general dosing tips and safety precautions to be aware of when taking this medication.
  • Carboplatin Drug Interactions
    Potentially dangerous side effects can occur due to carboplatin drug interactions, so this eMedTV page explains how to reduce your risk. This includes a list of drugs that cause negative reactions, as well as information on the problems that can occur.
  • Carboplatin Overdose
    This eMedTV article discusses the serious problems that can result from an overdose of carboplatin, such as bleeding and anemia. This page takes a closer look at what may occur if you take too much of this chemotherapy drug and covers treatment options.
  • Carboplatin Side Effects
    Some of the most commonly reported carboplatin side effects include nausea and vomiting. This page from the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of possible side effects, including those that are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Carboplatin Uses
    If you have advanced ovarian cancer, your healthcare provider may prescribe carboplatin. This page from the eMedTV site further discusses what carboplatin is used for, whether it is safe for children, and how this medicine works as a chemotherapy drug.
  • Carboplatin Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, you may not be able to take carboplatin if you have certain conditions, such as an infection or kidney disease. This article lists other carboplatin warnings and precautions to be aware of before using this drug.
  • Cisplatin
    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.
  • Cisplatin and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically recommended to avoid using cisplatin while nursing a child. This eMedTV page further explores breastfeeding and cisplatin, including the manufacturer's advice and why the potential risks usually outweigh the benefits.
  • Cisplatin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource explains why animal studies on pregnancy and cisplatin suggest that the drug may not be safe for pregnant women. This page describes the results of animal studies and explains when a doctor may still prescribe this chemotherapy drug.
  • Cisplatin Chemotherapy Drug Information
    A doctor may prescribe cisplatin to treat ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, or bladder cancer. This eMedTV article offers more information on this chemotherapy drug, including possible side effects of cisplatin, general safety precautions, and more.
  • Cisplatin Dosage
    Your height and weight will help your doctor determine your cisplatin dosage. This eMedTV segment describes other factors that may affect the amount of your dose and provides a list of suggestions for how to safely and effectively use this medication.
  • Cisplatin Drug Interactions
    Serious side effects can occur due to cisplatin drug interactions, such as hearing loss and kidney damage. This eMedTV page offers a list of drugs that may cause negative reactions when combined with cisplatin, and describes the problems that can occur.
  • Cisplatin for Ovarian Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, cisplatin is a prescribed drug used to treat various forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer. Cisplatin works by causing abnormal linkages in DNA. This page also provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Cisplatin Overdose
    Serious problems can result from a cisplatin overdose, such as kidney and liver failure. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at other potential problems that may occur if you take too much of this chemotherapy drug and describes treatment options.
  • Cisplatin Side Effects
    Kidney dysfunction, seizures, and vision changes are possible side effects of cisplatin. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at other potential problems, including reactions that can interfere with the effectiveness of this chemotherapy drug.
  • Cisplatin Uses
    If you have ovarian, testicular, or bladder cancer, your doctor may prescribe cisplatin. This eMedTV Web resource takes a closer look at what cisplatin is used for, whether it is safe for children, and how this medicine works as a chemotherapy drug.
  • Cisplatin Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV article discusses, you may not be able to take cisplatin if you have certain conditions, such as kidney disease or hearing problems. This page outlines other cisplatin warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking the drug.
  • Cisplaton
    A healthcare provider may prescribe cisplatin to treat testicular, bladder, or ovarian cancer. This eMedTV page highlights possible side effects and offers some general precautions for the chemotherapy drug. Cisplaton is a common misspelling of cisplatin.
  • Continuing With Life While Battling Ovarian Cancer
    Having ovarian cancer doesn't mean you have to give up enjoyment of life. This eMedTV article talks about why it's so important to continue living your life during treatment, with helpful tips on keeping your spirits up when the battle gets rough.
  • Does Ovarian Cancer Mean I Can't Have Children?
    What effect does ovarian cancer have on fertility? This eMedTV article takes a look at whether you can have children despite an ovarian cancer diagnosis, with details on how your age, the stage of your cancer, and other factors play a role.
  • Doxcil
    Doxil is a chemotherapy drug used for certain types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. This eMedTV segment takes a quick look at this medication and provides a link to more detailed information. Doxcil is a common misspelling of Doxil.
  • Doxil
    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.
  • Doxil and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, breastfeeding women are generally advised to avoid the chemotherapy drug Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin). This article explains why this is the case and talks about how problems could occur in a nursing infant.
  • Doxil and Hair Loss
    If your cancer is being treated with Doxil, you may experience hair loss as a side effect. This eMedTV segment talks about how frequently hair loss occurs in people receiving this form of chemotherapy and includes a link to more information.
  • Doxil and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is generally not recommended for women who are expecting. This resource takes a closer look at pregnancy and Doxil, with information on how the FDA classifies this chemotherapy drug.
  • Doxil Chemotherapy Information
    Doxil is a medication used to treat ovarian cancer and other conditions. This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic information on this chemotherapy drug, with details on how Doxil is given and what side effects may occur during treatment.
  • Doxil Dosage
    If you have liver disease, you may be prescribed a lower Doxil dosage. This article from the eMedTV site discusses dosing guidelines for this chemotherapy drug, with information on how it is administered and factors that affect how much you are given.
  • Doxil Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV segment explains, drug interactions can occur if Doxil is used in combination with cyclosporine, verapamil, or a number of other medications. This article takes an in-depth look at the potential effects of these and other interactions.
  • Doxil Overdose
    A long-term overdose of Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) could increase the risk of heart problems. This eMedTV selection offers more information on what to expect from this type of overdose, with details on how any problems would likely be treated.
  • Doxil Side Effects
    As with many chemotherapy drugs, Doxil has the potential to cause serious side effects. This eMedTV selection lists common side effects of this medication, such as nausea and anemia, as well as problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Doxil Uses
    Doxil is approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma and certain other cancers. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at the various Doxil uses, with information on how the drug works to target cancer cells, "off-label" uses, and more.
  • Doxil Warnings and Precautions
    If you notice burning or stinging while Doxil is injected, be sure to tell your doctor right away. This eMedTV article looks at the warning and precautions for this chemotherapy medication, explaining why Doxil may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Drug Interactions With Melphalan
    This eMedTV page explains that potentially life-threatening infections and other dangerous complications may occur when using melphalan with certain other drugs. Specific interactions are described in this article, as well as ways your doctor can help.
  • Drug Interactions With Thiotepa
    This eMedTV resource explains that infections, kidney damage, and low blood pressure are some of the problems that may occur when thiotepa is combined with certain drugs. Other interactions are described in this article, along with ways to avoid problems.
  • Drug Interactions With Topotecan
    Potentially dangerous side effects can occur due to topotecan drug interactions, so this eMedTV page explains how to reduce your risk. This includes a list of drugs that cause negative reactions, as well as information on the problems that can occur.
  • 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.
  • Generic Carboplatin
    Generic versions of carboplatin are currently available. This selection from the eMedTV Web library further discusses generic carboplatin and describes how the FDA has determined that these generic products are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Cisplatin
    As this eMedTV page explains, generic versions of cisplatin are currently available. This article further discusses generic cisplatin and describes how the FDA has determined that these generic products are as good as the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Doxil
    As this selection from the eMedTV library explains, a foreign version of Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is now available for sale. This article explains why this is so and discusses the generic availability of this drug in detail.
  • Generic Hexalen
    There are no generic Hexalen (altretamine) products available at this time. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at why companies have not chosen to manufacture any generic versions of this drug and whether a generic might become available.
  • Hexalen
    A prescription chemotherapy drug, Hexalen is approved for minimizing symptoms of ovarian cancer. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
  • Hexalen and Breastfeeding
    As discussed in this eMedTV Web page, the manufacturer of Hexalen (altretamine) recommends that women not breastfeed during treatment with this drug due to the potentially dangerous risks. Other safety concerns are also described in this article.
  • Hexalen and Ovarian Cancer
    A doctor may prescribe Hexalen to relieve symptoms of ovarian cancer. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at using Hexalen for the treatment of ovarian cancer, including how this chemotherapy drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Hexalen and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Hexalen (altretamine) might cause fetal harm if used during pregnancy. This page explores the potential problems that may occur and stresses the importance of using an effective form of birth control during treatment.
  • Hexalen Chemotherapy Information
    As this eMedTV article explains, Hexalen is a medication used to relieve ovarian cancer symptoms. This article gives a general overview of Hexalen, with information about side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Hexalen Dosage
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains that your height and weight are important factors for determining your Hexalen dosage. This resource takes a closer look at how this chemotherapy drug is taken and what to expect during treatment.
  • Hexalen Drug Interactions
    Provenge, Herceptin, and Tagamet are just a few of the drugs that can react with Hexalen. This eMedTV page examines how interactions with Hexalen may lead to infections or various side effects. It also lists several products you may need to avoid.
  • Hexalen Overdose
    This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how an overdose of Hexalen (altretamine) may cause vomiting, seizures, or potentially life-threatening problems. Other possible effects are listed, as well as treatment options that are available.
  • Hexalen Side Effects
    As detailed in this eMedTV segment, possible Hexalen side effects include nausea, anemia, and vomiting. This resource features a more in-depth list of reactions to this chemotherapy drug, including those that require immediate medical treatment.
  • Hexalen Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Hexalen is a chemotherapy treatment that can help relieve symptoms of ovarian cancer -- but is not a cure. This article resource explores Hexalen's primary use and explains how it can also be prescribed for unapproved uses.
  • Hexalen Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV page explains, you may have an increased risk for developing complications while taking Hexalen if you have certain medical problems or are taking certain medications. This page provides other warnings and precautions for using Hexalen.
  • Hexalene
    Hexalen is a chemotherapy drug prescribed for the treatment of ovarian cancer. This eMedTV selection describes how this drug works and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using it. Hexalene is a common misspelling of Hexalen.
  • Hexalin
    As explained in this eMedTV page, Hexalen is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat ovarian cancer. This page describes what to discuss with your doctor and lists potential side effects. Hexalin is a common misspelling of Hexalen.
  • Hexaline
    Hexalen, a prescription chemotherapy drug, is used for treating ovarian cancer. This eMedTV article discusses general dosing information, lists possible side effects, and provides a link to more details. Hexaline is a common misspelling of Hexalen.
  • Hexalon
    Adult women with ovarian cancer may receive Hexalen to help relieve their symptoms. This eMedTV Web selection examines this prescription drug in more detail and covers some dosing information. Hexalon is a common misspelling of Hexalen.
  • How Do I Tell My Family and Friends I Have Ovarian Cancer?
    Upon receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may be wondering how to tell your family and friends. This eMedTV page provides helpful tips, from planning out conversations ahead of time to setting up a site to keep people updated on your treatment.
  • Information on Ovarian Cancer
    If you are looking for information on ovarian cancer, this eMedTV page is a great place to start. It lists factors that can increase or decrease a woman's chances of developing it and describes the different treatment options, with a link to learn more.
  • Just Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer -- Now What?
    You've just been told you have ovarian cancer -- now what? This eMedTV article serves as a guide for those who have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with details on what to expect, questions to ask, getting the support you need, and more.
  • Low Malignant Potential Ovarian Cancer
    This page on the eMedTV website provides a detailed look at low malignant potential ovarian cancer (a disease in which precancerous cells form in the tissue covering the ovary). It explores treatment options, staging methods, and more.
  • Melphalan
    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.
  • Melphalan Dosage
    Melphalan comes as tablets or intravenous injections. Specific melphalan dosing guidelines are covered in this eMedTV article, including details on how your doctor will determine which form of the drug to give you and how your dosage is calculated.
  • Melphalan Drug Information
    Although it cannot cure cancer, melphalan can help relieve certain cancer symptoms. This eMedTV resource examines this chemotherapy drug, including information on why melphalan is not suitable for some people and possible side effects that may occur.
  • Melphalan Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page discusses, people who use melphalan may experience side effects such as hair loss, anemia, and vomiting. This page takes a closer look at the problems associated with this chemotherapy drug and what to do if serious reactions occur.
  • Mephalan
    Available by prescription only, melphalan is used to treat ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma. This eMedTV segment explains how this drug is given, lists possible side effects, and links to more details. Mephalan is a common misspelling of melphalan.
  • Nutrition, Exercise, and Other Lifestyle Changes During Ovarian Cancer Treatment
    What do nutrition and exercise have to do with ovarian cancer treatment? More than you might think. This eMedTV article talks about lifestyle changes that can help with treatment, with info on how they can reduce side effects, improve your mood, and more.
  • Ovarain Cancer
    Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women. This eMedTV Web page explains who is at a lower risk for developing this condition and lists available treatment options. Ovarain cancer is a common misspelling of ovarian cancer.
  • Ovarian Cancer
    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.
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