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Androgenic progestins in oral contraceptives and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;105:731-740. S c r e e n i n g a n d p r e v e n t i o n o f o va r i a n c a n c e r • 19 4 Berek JS, Chalas E, Edelson M, et al. Prophylactic and risk-reducing bilateral ­salpingo‑oophorectomy: recommendations based on risk of ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116:733-743. 5 Kurman RJ, Shih Ie-Ming. The origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer: a proposed unifying theory.

ROMA (CA-125 plus HE4) was FDA approved in 2011, and like OVA1, it should be used for the preoperative triage of a woman with a pelvic mass and not for ovarian cancer screening. There have been no head-to-head comparisons between the two tests and therefore it is not known which is superior. Presentation and evaluation of advanced disease The most common presenting symptoms of ovarian cancer in decreasing order of frequency are abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, urinary frequency, and weight change.

A multidisciplinary collaboration is incumbent throughout preoperative medical optimization with the gynecologic oncologist working directly with the patient’s primary care physician and other subspecialist physicians as needed (eg, cardiologist). Personalized review of all films with the radiologist is mandatory. The presence of 28 • T h e 21 st C ent u ry H andbook of Clinical O varian C ancer multiple parenchymal liver metastases, extensive suprarenal adenopathy, porta hepatis disease, bony metastases, pulmonary masses, and any other extra-abdominal metastases are relative contraindications to primary cytoreduction (discussed in Chapter 4).

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