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Ovarian cancer

Published: 18/01/2016

This information is for you if you have ovarian cancer or want to know more about it. It may be helpful if you are a partner, friend or relative of someone with ovarian cancer.

Information covered in this leaflet

  • What ovarian cancer is and how common it is
  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • The stages and grades of the disease
  • Treatment options available
  • How someone having treatment for ovarian cancer will know if the treatment is working
  • What treatment options are if the cancer returns
  • What follow-up you can expect after treatment
  • Support during and after treatment

This patient information leaflet was developed by the RCOG Patient Information Committee. It is based on:

Both contain a full list of sources of evidence used.

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