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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the ovaries and accounts for around three percent of cancers in women. Each year, more than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

There are a number of different forms of ovarian cancer, including epithelial tumors, which being in the outer tissue of the ovaries; stroll tumors, which occur in the hormone-producing cells; and germ cell tumors, a rare form of the condition in which tumors first appear in the egg-producing cells. Factors that may increase the risk of ovarian cancer developing include hereditary genetic mutations, being over 60 years of age, undergoing estrogen hormone replacement therapy, fertility treatment, smoking, intrauterine devices, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

In the early stages, ovarian cancer is often asymptomatic, but in the advanced stages, signs of the condition may appear. Symptoms include weight loss, discomfort in the pelvic area, abdominal bloating or swelling, quickly getting a feeling of fullness when eating, changes in bowel habits, and a frequent need to urinate. 

Surgery to remove tumors, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are common treatments for ovarian cancer. Drug classes often used to treat ovarian cancer are other antimetabolites antineoplastic agents, poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, nitrogen mustard analogs, taxanes, pyrimidine analogs, and other alkylating agents.

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Drugs Used To Treat Ovarian Cancer:

Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Thrombocythemia.
Nitrogen Mustard Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
Taxanes
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Ovarian Cancer.
Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.

Drugs Related to Ovarian Cancer:

Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Thrombocythemia.
Nitrogen Mustard Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
Taxanes
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Ovarian Cancer.
Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.
Antineoplastic Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Brain Tumor, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Renal Cancer, colorectal cancer.
Nitrogen Mustard Analogs
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer, multiple myeloma.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), bladder cancer.
Camptothecin Analogs
Commonly used to treat Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, neuroblastoma, soft-tissue sarcoma, thyroid cancer, Stomach Cancer.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Kaposi's Sarcoma, Ovarian Cancer, multiple myeloma.
Platinum Compounds
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer, Mesothelioma, bladder cancer, testicular cancer.
Platinum Compounds
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.
Pyrimidine Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer.
Other Alkylating Agents
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia.
Camptothecin Analogs
Commonly used to treat Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer.
Ethylene Imines
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, peritoneal effusion, pericardial effusion, bladder cancer.
Pyrimidine Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Kaposi's Sarcoma, Ovarian Cancer, multiple myeloma.
Platinum Compounds
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer, Mesothelioma, bladder cancer.
Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer.

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