Cancer

Ovarian cancer

About Ovarian cancer

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

Cancer of the ovary is not common, but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian cancer may have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Then it is hard to treat.

Top Medications for Ovarian cancer according to our users

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All Medications for Ovarian cancer

  • Anticancer > Biological response modifier

    • Avastin
      (Bevacizumab)
      Prescription only

      Avastin (Bevacizumab) is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of cancers, but it has to be given in a clinic or hospital and it has many severe side effects.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
  • Anticancer > Estrogen receptor antagonist

    • Nolvadex
      (Tamoxifen)
      Prescription only

      Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is an effective, first-line option for certain types of breast cancers, but it has many severe side effects and needs a lot of monitoring.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid

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