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About ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer

Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers are often related, and have similar treatment, so we’ve grouped them together here.

Read these resources to find basic information on these cancers, including diagrams, and an explanation of how they are related.

Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer – Patient version
NIH – National Cancer Institute (US)
This page provides an overview of ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers. Scroll down for links to more information, including treatment and research. Remember that as this is a US-based website, treatments and support services may not be available to Australians.
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Ovarian cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2016)
This web page provides a simple overview of ovarian cancer, and links to the free booklet ‘Understanding ovarian cancer’ for more information. The booklet is listed below.
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Understanding ovarian cancer: a guide for people with cancer, their families and friends
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2018)
This booklet provides a clear explanation of how ovarian cancer develops, is diagnosed and treated in Australia. Includes questions you might want to ask your treating team, and suggestions on finding further information.
  (68-page booklet available to download, and in hard copy)

Ovarian cancer
Royal Women’s Hospital (AUS)
A brief explanation of ovarian cancer in plain English. This page gives an overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, with links for further information.
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Fallopian tube cancer
Cancer Australia (AUS)
This page provides information on fallopian tube cancer from an Australian perspective. Use the menu at the top of the page to find information on a range of topics, including diagnosis and treatment.
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Fallopian tube cancer
Royal Women’s Hospital (AUS)
A brief explanation of fallopian tube cancer in plain English. This page gives an overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, with links for further information.
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Ovarian cancer
American Cancer Society (ACS) (US, various)
This section of the ACS website links to easy-to-read information on ovarian cancer, including diagnosis, staging, treatment and living well after treatment. Scroll down for printable information.
Remember that as this a US-based website support services and treatments suggested may not be available to Australians. You should always discuss your specific situation with your treating team.
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If you have ovarian cancer (easy reading)
American Cancer Society (ACS) (US, 2016)
This page provides an overview of ovarian cancer and its treatments in an easy-to-read format. Includes questions you may wish to ask your treating team.
Remember that as this a US-based website support services and treatments suggested may not be available to Australians. You should always discuss your specific situation with your treating team.
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Last Updated: 21 May, 2018 1:22 pm