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Ovarian small cell carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
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Treatment

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How might ovarian small cell carcinoma be treated?

There are no standard recommendations guiding the treatment of ovarian small cell carcinoma. Some authors suggest that treatment should be similar to that of other small cell carcinomas. This might include surgery to remove the tumor or tumors if appropriate, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Many different chemotherapy drugs have been utilized with varying rates of success including but not limited to: carboplatin, paclitaxelvinblastinecyclophosphamide, bleomycindoxorubicin, and etoposide.[1]
Last updated: 6/28/2016

References
  1. Jian-jun Wang, Qi Liu, Nan Wu, Xiao-die Zhou, Hai Wang, Xuan Wang, Pin Tu, Xiao-jun Zhou, Qun-li Shi. Ovarian small-cell carcinoma hypercalcemic type successfully treated: a case report and literature review. Onco Targets Ther. 2016; 9:1409-1414. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4795582/.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Ovarian small cell carcinoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.