Ovarian Cancer

This cancer forms in tissues of the ovary, the female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed. Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas—cancer that begins in the cells on the surface of the ovary—or malignant germ cell tumors—cancer that begins in egg cells.

Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

Symptoms:

  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, bloating or constipation

Treatment:

Different treatments are available for patients with ovarian epithelial cancer, including clinical trials of new treatments for patients with cancer. 

Ovarian Germ Cell

Symptoms:

  • Swollen abdomen without weight gain in other parts of the body
  • Bleeding from the vagina after menopause

Treatment:

Different treatments are available for patients with ovarian germ cell cancer, including clinical trials on new treatments for patients with cancer.

Ovarian Low Malignant Potential

Symptoms:

  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, bloating or constipation

Treatment:

Different treatments are available for patients with ovarian low malignant potential, including clinical trials of new treatments for patients with cancer.

For More Information: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian