Ovarian cancer is considered a silent cancer because it has few symptoms in its earlier stages. By using the Ovarian Cancer Web Guide, you can learn about ovarian cancer, how it develops, risk factors and ovarian cancer treatment, and find advice on living after cancer.
Ovarian cancer is often not detected until it has progressed beyond the early stages, making it harder to treat in many cases. Fortunately, now there is much information available online to help women learn what ovarian cancer is and possibly recognize the symptoms early.
- Be sure that the sites you visit are reputable and dependable when doing health research. Check the "About Us" sections and when the sites were last updated. Try to find the most recent information rather than relying on older findings.
- It isn't unusual to see the topic of ovarian cancer linked to breast cancer. To learn more about breast cancer, see our Breast Cancer Web Guide.
For a general overview of ovarian cancer...
has an interactive tutorial on the basics of ovarian cancer. A video explains what ovarian cancer is and what some causes may be. It is also available in Spanish, and in a text-only version.
American Cancer Society
provides an overview of the ovaries, cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the ovaries and more.
For ovarian cancer risk factors ...
Johns Hopkins Pathology
covers the basic information about ovarian cancer, including who is at risk and what kinds of treatment are available.
For those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer...
has a list of questions to consider asking your doctor if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The questions cover topics relating to diagnosis, treatment options and clinical trials.
To debunk some myths about ovarian cancer...
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