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    Clinical trial FAQ: Participating in a clinical trial

    Learn about participating in a clinical trial, its success, side effects, and follow up.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: Is a clinical trial is right for you?

    Explore questions you can ask yourself and the clinical trial team when deciding if a clinical trial is right for you.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: Finding a clinical trial

    Discover how to find a clinical trial, get resources to help, and see what to do if you can't find one.

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    Clinical trial FAQ: The basics

    Learn the basics of clinical trials such as what they are, how they are run, all about placebos, and more.

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    Managing side effects of chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy commonly produces many side effects, get tips on how to manage them.


    Managing the Side Effects of Treatment

    Treatment for ovarian cancer is associated with a range of side effects. Learn about common side effects and importantly, find out how you can effectively treat and reduce them.

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    Self care after surgery

    It is important to be gentle with yourself following surgery for ovarian cancer. Here are some activities that might help you to feel better, and some activities that you may want to avoid.


    Stages of ovarian cancer

    Staging is the process of finding out how widespread the cancer is within the body.  If the cancer has spread, the stage describes how far it has spread from the ovaries to other parts of the body.


    Grades of ovarian cancer

    The grade of a tumour refers to how abnormal the tumour cells look under a microscope. It is an indicator of how quickly a tumour is likely to grow and spread. The more the cancer cells look like a normal cell, the more they will behave like a normal cell. Knowing the grade of a cancer helps the medical team to determine how effective a certain treatment may be.


    Ovarian cancer risk factors

    Everyone born with ovaries has some risk for ovarian cancer. Some people have higher risk than others based on a number of factors.