Ovarian Cancer News

What are the ovaries?

Women have two ovaries, one on either side of the womb (uterus) in the pelvic area (lower abdomen). Ovaries are small and round, each about the size of a walnut. The ovaries make eggs. In fertile women, each month an egg (ovum) is released from one of the ovaries.

What is Ovarian cancer?

The term "ovarian cancer" includes several different types of cancer that all arise from cells of the ovary. Most commonly, tumors arise from the epithelium, or lining cells, of the ovary. These include epithelial ovarian (from the cells on the surface of the ovary), fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal (the lining inside the abdomen that coats many abdominal structures) cancer. These are all considered to be one disease process. There is also an entity called borderline ovarian tumors that have the microscopic appearance of a cancer, but tend not to spread much.

However, there are also less common forms of ovarian cancer that come from within the ovary itself, including germ cell tumors and sex cord-stromal tumors. All of these diseases will be discussed, as well as their treatment.

Ovarian cancer survival influenced by MD specialty
Feb 21 06


Ovarian Cancer Responds to Aspirin Derivative with Chemotherapy
Feb 16 06


High dairy diet may up ovarian cancer risk
Feb 02 06


Specialists provide best outcome for ovarian cancer
Jan 31 06


Abdominal chemotherapy boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients
Jan 10 06


Body cavity drugs cut ovarian cancer death risk
Jan 05 06


Ovarian Cancer Treatment Found to Significantly Improve Survival
Jan 04 06


65% of ovarian cancer cells sideline body’s defences
Dec 16 05


Drinking Tea Associated with Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Dec 12 05


Ginkgo may ward off ovarian cancer
Nov 10 05


Ovarian cancer screening approach may be flawed
Sep 21 05


Bloating, pain may precede ovarian cancer
Aug 22 05


Goodness of milk ‘offset by ovarian cancer risk’
Aug 11 05


Ovarian Cancer Study Gets Aid
Jul 22 05


Study Finds Aspirin, Vitamin E Don’t Prevent Cancer
Jul 06 05


Short-term OC use cuts ovarian cancer risk
Jun 29 05


Israeli woman gives birth after ovary transplant
Jun 28 05


Virus kills ovarian cancer cells
Jun 23 05


Emotional support may slow ovarian cancer
Jun 16 05


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