IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 4 / Issue 2 / pii/1983021

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Prophylaxis and prevention in ovarian carcinoma: up-dating

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1 Obstetric and Gynecologic Institute, University of Padua, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1983, 4(2), 112–116;
Published: 10 June 1983

The pathogenesis of ovarian cancer is still very unclear. Many etiopathogenetic factors are believed to be responsible for this disease. Race, parity, familiarity, genetic, viral, endocrine and iatrogenic factors are all regarded as promoting factors. The identification of women at risk can prove useful in defining the promoting factors of this neoplasia. The Author reports the clinical experience of his center with regard to parity, age at menarche and menopause, together with data about the incidence of suspect ovarian masses in menopause and that of ovarian carcinoma. He finally stresses that the improvement of prophylaxis and secondary prevention depends upon both an adequate work-up and an improved therapeutical integration in these tumoural forms.

Ovarian neoplasms
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