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Tests for Ovarian Cancer

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Pelvic Ultrasound
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CT of Pelvis
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Pelvic Exam
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Most women will survive ovarian cancer if it is detected at an early stage. But most cases are detected late. Can women rely on their bodies to tell them if they ha...  More
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Exploratory Laparotomy With Biopsy
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Cancer antigen 125 (or CA-125) is a protein found in ovarian cancer cells. The protein is produced by the cells and is also found in the blood. The CA-125 blood tes...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Ovarian Cancer

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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Debulking of Tumor
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Oophorectomy
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Removal of Pelvic Lymph Nodes
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Medical Procedures for Ovarian Cancer

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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External Beam Radiotherapy
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Intravenous chemotherapy
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Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
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Prescribed Medications for Ovarian Cancer

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CISPLATIN (SIS pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat man...  More
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PACLITAXEL (PAK li TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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TOPOTECAN (TOE poe TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.  More
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CARBOPLATIN (KAR boe pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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GEMCITABINE (jem SIT a been) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ova...  More
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ETOPOSIDE, VP-16 (e toe POE side) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat small cell lung cancer and other cancers.  More
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LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN (LIP oh som al dox oh ROO bi sin) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many kinds of cancer like Kaposi's sarcoma, mult...  More
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HYDROXYUREA (hye drox ee yoor EE a) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat certain leukemias, skin cancer, head...  More
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ALTRETAMINE (al TRET a meen) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat ovarian cancer.  More
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THIOTEPA (thye oh TEP a) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, ovaria...  More
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