Upon completion of the chapter, the student will be able to:
- 1. Describe the etiology of ovarian cancer.
- 2. Identify the possible risk factors associated with the development of epithelial ovarian cancer.
- 3. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of preventive strategies based on individual patient risk factors.
- 4. Describe the utility of the screening tests and serological markers for diagnosing ovarian cancer.
- 5. List the nonspecific physical signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
- 6. Describe the clinical presentations of early-stage, late-stage, and recurrent disease and patterns of metastasis.
- 7. Recommend the appropriate surgical and chemotherapy treatment options for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients.
- 8. Describe the factors to consider when selecting intraperitoneal versus intravenous first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced ovarian cancer.
- 9. Define the role of second-look surgery in the management of ovarian cancer.
- 10. Compare and contrast treatment options for platinum-sensitive versus platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
- 11. Develop a treatment plan based on the patientâs initial clinical presentation and previous treatment, if applicable.
- 12. Describe the risks and benefits of the surgical and chemoprevention options available for decreasing the potential risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- 13. Define the role of radiation in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is a gynecologic cancer that usually arises from disruption or mutations in the epithelium of the ovary....