Ovarian Cancer Articles A-Z
Ovarian Cancer Prevention - Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
This page contains links to eMedTV Ovarian Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Ovarian Cancer Prevention to Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors. 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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- Ovarian Cancer Prevention
As this eMedTV article explains, ovarian cancer prevention means avoiding the controllable risk factors and increasing the protective factors. As a result, the chances of developing the disease can decrease, but this is not an absolute guarantee.
- 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 Questions
This eMedTV article offers lists of ovarian cancer questions to ask your doctor about your diagnosis, treatment plan, side effects, and more. Getting answers to these questions can help you to further understand your condition.
- Ovarian Cancer Radiation
When treating ovarian cancer, radiation therapy can be injected into the abdomen or given through a machine. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this common treatment method, including possible side effects.
- 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.
- Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
Several factors are known to increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer. For example, as this eMedTV selection explains, risk factors include having a history of endometriosis or infertility. This article also talks about factors that reduce your risk.