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Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in an ovary. This is the result of the development of abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. When this process begins, there may be vague or no symptoms, though symptoms become more likely as the cancer progresses. Symptoms may include: bloating, pelvic pain, and abdominal swelling, among others. Common areas where the cancer may spread include the lining of the abdomen, lymph nodes, lungs, and liver.

  • also known as Rak jajnika, Karcinom jajnika, Ovarijski karcinom, Karcinom ovarija, Ovariální rakovina, Karcinom vaječníků, Æggestokskræft, Kræft i æggestokkene, Ovariecancer, โรคมะเร็งรังไข่

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Google previewFamilial and Hereditary Tumors (2012)

by Maurizio Ponz de Leon

Ovarian cancer is a common and frequently lethal condition, especially in welldeveloped and industrialized countries. The disease shows several analogies with breast carcinoma, and both neoplasms represent examples of probable, ...

Google previewReproduction in Domestic Ruminants VII (2011)

by M. C. Lucy, J. L. Pate, M. F. Smith, T.E. Spencer

Epithelial ovarian cancer is a deadly insidious disease because it typically remains asymptomatic until it has metastasized to vital abdominal organs. Introduction A follicle recruited to ovulate emerges along the ovarian cortex and comes into ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor in the ovary, the woman's reproductive organ that releases eggs and female hormones, such as estrogen. It's the second most common women's cancer (after cancer of the uterus). About half of women with ...

Google previewLiver Cancer (2012)

by Joseph C. Bottino, Franco M. Muggia, Richard W. Opfell

Ovarian cancer is a surface tumor which implants on peritoneal surfaces and on the surface of the liver. It represents a highly responsive tumor to both alkylating agents and cisplatin and to combinations involving these two drugs [76]. Finally ...

Google previewMethods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis (2010)

Ovarian Cancer, Renal Cancer, Urogenitary tract Cancer, Urinary Bladder Cancer, Cervical Uterine Cancer, Skin Cancer, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma and Sarcoma by M. A. Hayat

Ovarian cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for ~ 3% of all cancers in women in the United States. the most common ovarian malignancies are surface epithelial tumors (carcinomas), with serous carcinomas ...

Google previewUltrasonography in Gynecology (2014)

by Botros R. M. B. Rizk, Elizabeth E. Puscheck

Ovarian cancer is a silent killer, its management remains a common clinical problem in the practice of gynecology, and it continues to be a formidable challenge and elusive task. Ovarian cancer varies widely in frequency among different ...

Google previewCancer and its Management (2014)

by Jeffrey S. Tobias, Daniel Hochhauser

For women below the age of 65 years, ovarian cancer is a significant cause of death, particularly since the majority present with advanced stages (Table 17.6). Survival has improved little if at ...

Google previewThe New Truth About Menopause (2003)

Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors by Carol Landau, Michele G. Cyr

Breast cancer, as terrifying as it is, can often be detected early by breast exams and mammograms, but ovarian cancer is a notorious silent killer of women. Even though this was a single study, all hell broke loose. Midlife women, once ...

Google previewHormonal Carcinogenesis IV (2006)

by Jonathan J. Li, Sara Antonia Li, Antonio Llombart-Bosch

Leung, Kyung-Chul Choi, and Nelly Auersperg Introduction Epithelial ovarian cancer is a prime cause of death from gynecological malignancies in the Western world. It appears to arise from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) ...

Google previewCancer: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition (2012)

According to recent research from Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, “ Ovarian cancer is a gynecological malignancy with high mortality. Therefore, the identification of novel prognostic and therapeutic targets is important. p21- activated ...

Google previewClinical Companion: Medical-Surgical Nursing (2014)

by Gayle McKenzie, Tanya Porter

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that affects the ovaries. The cause is unknown. Types □ Epithelial tumour ○ Develops in the epithelium ○ Usually occurs in postmenopausal women □ Germ cell ...

Google previewCarcinomas: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

According to news reporting originating in Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Ovarian cancer is a highly angiogenic tumor and a model for antiangiogenic research. The tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitors target ...

Google previewThe Secret Language of Doctors (2015)

Cracking the Code of Hospital Culture by Brian Goldman

This year alone, more than 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 will die of it, making it much more deadly than breast, colon and prostate cancer. The reason ovarian cancer is a common cause ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Cancer (2005)

by Carol Turkington, Mitchell Edelson

ovarian cancer Cancer that starts in the cells of the ovaries. There are many types of tumors that can originate in the ovaries, many of which ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Ovarian cancer Cancer of the ovaries is a severe malignant growth, causing more deaths than any cancer of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are situated in the pelvis one on each side of the uterus and in close relation to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011)

by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan

Ovarian cancer develops from different kinds of ...

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