Ovarian cancer

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What is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is the presence of cancerous growth in the ovary. It is classified by the type of cell involved. About 80% arise in epithelium cells. The rest originate in ovarian germ cells, stromal cells or are the result of cancer spreading (metastases) from another cancer site in the body.

Common symptoms reported by people with ovarian cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for ovarian cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
330
Tried for
ovarian cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
294
Tried for
ovarian cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
271
Tried for
ovarian cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
150
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)

Data from patients with ovarian cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ovarian cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for ovarian cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
scars
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ovarian cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ovarian cancer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anemia hair loss 7 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
ovarian cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxol)
Perceived effectiveness
for ovarian cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
ovarian cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ovarian cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has ovarian cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 502 say ovarian cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 14
30s 36
40s 74
50s 149
60s 188
70+ 82
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 41
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 17
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 549

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 335
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from ovarian cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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