Slide Shows

Module 1: Understanding Ovarian Cancer

Understanding Ovarian Cancer
This slide show explains what ovarian cancer is, where different types of ovarian cancer can start, and which type of ovarian cancer is most common. You can learn about risk factors, symptoms to watch for, and steps to take to reduce your risk. This slide show also explains inherited genetic changes that can increase risk for ovarian cancer. Due to the nature of ovarian cancer, every patient may have a different experience. The outlook will depend on many factors, including the stage and type of ovarian cancer and your age and overall health. In general, earlier detection means a better outlook.
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Module 2: Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer
This slide show describes the tests and procedures doctors use to diagnose ovarian cancer. It explains how pelvic examination, transvaginal ultrasound, blood tests, and imaging tests (CT, PET, MRI), are often involved in the lead-up to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The only way to confirm a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is by taking a tissue sample (biopsy) and looking at the cells under a microscope. This slide show also provides an overview of inherited gene mutations, as well as how ovarian cancer is staged and graded. Knowing your cancer's stage, grade and cell type will help your team plan the best treatment for you.
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Module 3: Treating and Managing Ovarian Cancer

Treating and Managing Ovarian Cancer
This slide show provides an overview of how ovarian cancer is treated and managed. Your doctor will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on the type, location and stage of your cancer, your age, and your overall health. You can learn about surgical options, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. You can also learn about maintenance therapy and clinical trials for ovarian cancer. Most treatments for ovarian cancer have side effects that can affect your body, your emotions, and your mental state. Talk with your healthcare team about any side effects you're having. They can work with you to find ways to relieve and manage your side effects.
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