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Literature from - Foundation for Women's Cancer

Are you at Risk for Ovarian Cancer

"Are You at Risk of Ovarian Cancer - Overview"
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2 Page Overview Flyer : Read this brochure to learn more about ovarian cancer symptoms, risk factors and what you can do to reduce your risk.


Understanding your Risk of Ovarian Cancer "Understanding Your Risk"
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This brochure describes:
1.) Symptoms of ovarian cancer;
2.) Your personal level of risk;
3.) Screening and prevention strategies that can reduce the risk.
Read this brochure and talk to your doctor about your individual risk of developing ovarian cancer, and what you and the women in your family can do to reduce this risk.
Link between Breast and Ovarian Cancers "Breast and Ovarian Cancers - It's in your genes"
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Over 2.6 million women in America who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Approximately 5% to 10% carry gene mutations that put them at high risk for developing a second breast cancer, ovarian cancer (including the fallopian tube (FT) and primary peritoneal (PP) ovarian cancer subtypes). Because there is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer, breast cancer survivors must understand their personal risk for developing ovarian cancer. 6 pages
Understanding Ovarian Cancer Brochure "Understanding Ovarian Cancer"
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For the newly diagnosed patient: This booklet will take you through the basics of what you need to know about ovarian cancer. It will introduce you to the people who may be part of your treatment team. It will identify the different types of treatment for ovarian cancer. It may also help prepare you to talk with your treatment team and to feel more confident about your treatment plan. 12 pages
Understanding CA125 Levels "Understanding CA 125 Levels"
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Women who are suspected of having ovarian cancer and women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer often receive a blood test to measure their CA 125 level. This booklet provids the need-to-know basics about the CA125 blood test - what it is, what itís measuring and what the values mean. This information will help you understand how this test is used and incorporated into your treatment and follow-up. 8 pages

Ovarian Cancer Information Links

What is Ovarian Cancer? What Causes Ovarian Cancer?, Medical News Today Archive, August 4, 2009.

Ovarian Cancer — National Cancer Institute.

Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates - Detailed ACS Statistics

Ten Things To Do If You Suspect You Have Ovarian Cancer. Excerpted from the book, Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control by Kristine Conner and Lauren Langford, O’Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol CA, May 2003.

Basic Biology and Cancer – What Causes Good Cells to Go Bad?, by Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, American Association for Cancer Research, July 23, 2007.

The Tumor Microenvironment – How Do the Normal Cells Surrounding a Tumor Affect a Cancer’s Growth?, by Lynn Matrisian, PhD, professor of cancer biology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn, American Association For Cancer Research, June 25, 2007.

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer Booklet , National Cancer Institute, July 17, 2006. [ Link to PDF Document here ].

Ovarian Cancer Overview — Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research, November 11, 2008.

Overview: Ovarian Cancer — American Cancer Society.

Ovarian Cancer:  An Overview, Women’s Cancer Network, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.

What is Ovarian Cancer — National Ovarian Cancer Coalition [What Everyone Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

2007 Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ Course – Part I, New York University (NYU) Medical Center,New York, NY – Oct 20th, 2007, sponsored by The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, (1 hour video)

2007 Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ Course – Part II, New York University (NYU) Medical Center,New York, NY – Oct 20th, 2007, sponsored by The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, (1 hour video)

What Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer , Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, July 29, 2003.

Guide to Ovarian Cancer,, May, 2009.

Ovarian Cancer — eMedicine,, December 13, 2007.

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