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Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about ovarian cancer (ovarian epithelial cancer) includes official medical data on signs, symptoms, early detection, diagnostic testing, risk factors and prevention, treatment options, surgery, radiation, drugs, chemotherapy, staging, biology, prognosis, and survival, with a complete glossary of technical medical terms and current references.Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive in-depth compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the knowledge they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.Comprehensive data on clinical trials is included - with information on intervention, sponsor, gender, age group, trial phase, number of enrolled patients, funding source, study type, study design, NCT identification number and other IDs, first received date, start date, completion date, primary completion date, last updated date, last verified date, associated acronym, and outcome measures.Ovarian epithelial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissue covering the ovary. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs and female hormones (chemicals that control the way certain cells or organs function).Ovarian epithelial cancer is one type of cancer that affects the ovary. Women who have a family history of ovarian cancer are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.Some ovarian cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations (changes). The genes in cells carry the hereditary information that is received from a person’s parents. Hereditary ovarian cancer makes up approximately 5% to 10% of all cases of ovarian cancer. Three hereditary patterns have been identified: ovarian cancer alone, ovarian and breast cancers, and ovarian and colon cancers. Tests that can detect mutated genes have been developed. These genetic tests are sometimes done for members of families with a high risk of cancer. Women with an increased risk of ovarian cancer may consider surgery to prevent it.Extensive supplements, with chapters gathered from our Cancer Toolkit series and other reports, cover a broad range of cancer topics useful to cancer patients. This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations. Supplemental coverage includes:Levels of Evidence for Cancer Treatment StudiesGlossary of Clinical Trial TermsClinical Trials Background Information and In-Depth ProgramClinical Trials at NIHHow To Find A Cancer Treatment Trial: A Ten-Step GuideTaking Part in Cancer Treatment Research StudiesAccess to Investigational DrugsClinical Trials Conducted by the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health Clinical CenterTaking Time: Support for People with CancerFacing Forward - Life After Cancer TreatmentChemotherapy and Youread more
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