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Don’t be misled by the myths. Learn the facts and increase your awareness about ovarian cancer.

Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D. , | Gynecology, | Gynecology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Ovarian Cancer

The Basics

The Facts About Ovarian Cancer

Treatment for ovarian cancer often requires aggressive surgical and medical procedures.

Using talcum products on your genitals may slightly increase your risk.

Empathy, teamwork and attentiveness to the needs of both partners are crucial.

Long-term use of certain oral contraception may help prevent some reproductive cancers.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

Noting subtle symptoms is critical when fighting a disease notoriously tough to diagnose.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer can vary dramatically depending on the stage of the disease.

Awareness of these four syndromes is vitally important if you have a family history of cancer.

Unfortunately, the early symptoms of this dangerous disease are minor and easy to overlook.

Treatment

Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Treatment for ovarian cancer can be as tough as a diagnosis—knowing what to expect can help.

An ovarian cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean your sex life is over.

Clinical trials show this new class of drug may be a promising treatment for ovarian cancer.

Medical breakthroughs bring hope to women in this battle against a deadly cancer.

Life After Ovarian Cancer

Life After Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can radically change you, your body and your self-esteem. Here's how to cope.

Mounting evidence shows hormone replacement therapy, once feared, could actually save lives.

Anxiety over cancer recurrence can steal your joy, but there are tools to overcome it.

Knowing what to expect can help prepare you for the weeks after ovarian cancer surgery.