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)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
301
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
277
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
335
Tried for
ovarian cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
154
Tried for
ovarian cancer (1)

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)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ovarian cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ovarian cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ovarian cancer (1)
  • 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?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 521 say ovarian cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 40
40s 68
50s 140
60s 209
70+ 94
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 41
60-69 years 17
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 570

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 343
Not Diagnosed 27

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