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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 previewClinical Gynecologic Oncology E-Book (2017)

by Philip J. DiSaia, William T. Creasman, Robert S Mannel, D. Scott McMeekin, David G Mutch

Ovarian cancer is a suitable model for biologic therapies because the peritoneal cavity is capable of mounting an inflammatory response to many stimuli, and this response has been shown to induce an antitumor effect. Early experimental ...

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 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 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 previewPhysical Examination and Health Assessment (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating and frequent urination, and are easily confused with other illnesses. Most ( more ...

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 previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

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 previewPrevivors (2010)

Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions by Dina Roth Port

Ovarian cancer is a tough nut to crack. It's very aggressive and spreads much faster than other diseases like breast cancer. In most cases, by the time a doctor detects a mass on the ovaries, the cancer has already spread and the patient's ...

Google previewTotal Fitness and Wellness (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor (a kind ...

Google previewGaseous Molecular Ions (1992)

An Introduction to Elementary Processes Induced by Ionization by Eugen Illenberger, Jacques Momigny

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 previewSurgery for Ovarian Cancer (2010)

Principles and Practice, Second Edition by Robert E. Bristow, Beth Y. Karlan, Dennis S. Chi

Ovarian cancer is a significant cause of gynecologic cancer–related morbidity and mortality and represents one of the most pressing problems in women's health care today. Perhaps more than any other gynecologic malignancy, effective ...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

The most asymptomatic of the pelvic cancers and the most difficult to diagnose, ovarian cancer is too far advanced for successful treatment by the time there are symptoms, and three-fourths of all cases are not diagnosed until the cancer has ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Cancer Change in Prognosis with Age Mechanism Acute myelogenous leukemia Worse Non- Hodgkin's lymphoma Worse Breast cancer Improved Ovarian cancer Worse Non –small cell ...

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