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Ovarian Cancer Resources [Videos and Infographics]

Ovarian cancer occurs in the region of ovary when the abnormal cells grows abruptly. It often goes undetected until it has spread to pelvis and stomach. Ovaries are paired, almond-shaped, female-reproductive glands, which sit on either side of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ that accommodates the growing fetus) and held in position by supporting ligaments.

They are made up of mainly 3 types of cells: epithelial cells (that cover the surface of the ovaries), germ cells (that produce the egg/ova), and stromal cells (that provide structural support to the ovary and produce female sex hormones). Each of these cells can develop into one or more types of cancer.

Epithelial cell ovarian cancers are the most commonly encountered (about 90% of all cases) ovarian cancers. Epithelial ovarian cancers are further divided into following subtypes based on their histology (appearance under a microscope): serous, endometrioid, mucinous, and clear cell.

Germ cell ovarian tumors constitute about less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. They are further classified into following subtypes based on the type of cells involved: teratomas, dysgerminomas, endodermal sinus (yolk sac) tumors, choriocarcinomas, and embryonal tumors.

Sex Cord stromal tumors constitute about less than 7% of all ovarian cancers. They are further classified into following subtypes based on the type of cells involved: granulosa cell tumor (most common), Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, thecoma, fibroma, and fibrosarcoma.

Let's understand all about ovarian cancer with the help of videos and attached infographics [at the end of this resource page].

Ovarian Cancer Videos

1. Risk Factors

2. Symptoms

3.Types of Ovary Cancer

4. Investigations/Diagnosis

5. Anatomy

6. FIGO Staging

7. Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian Cancer Infographics

1.Ovary Cancer Risk Factors

Ovary Cancer - Risk Factors - Infographics
Ovary Cancer - Risk Factors

2.Ovary Cancer Symptoms

Ovary Cancer - Symptoms - Infographics
Ovary Cancer - Symptoms

3.Ovary Cancer Investigations

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4.Ovary Cancer Tumor Markers

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5.Ovary Germ Cell Tumor Markers

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6.CA-125 Tumor Marker

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7.Ovary Cancer FIGO Stage I and II

Ovary Cancer - Stage I and II - Infographic
Ovary Cancer - Stage I and II

8.Ovary Cancer FIGO Stage III and IV

Ovary Cancer - Stage III and IV - Infographic
Ovary Cancer - Stage III and IV

9.Ovary Cancer Treatment

Ovary Cancer - Treatment - Infographic
Ovary Cancer - Treatment

10.Ovary Cancer - Fertility Preservation Surgery

Ovary Cancer - Fertility Preservation Surgery - Infographic
Ovary Cancer - Fertility Preservation Surgery