Ovarian cancer is a common cancer occurring among women in the United States. There are no proven methods of prevention, and it can be a rapidly fatal disease, mainly because it often remains undetected until the cancer has reached an advanced state. The Encyclopedia of Women’s Reproductive Cancer covers this and other various forms of cancer known to attack the female reproductive system. More than 400 detailed entries discuss ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, uterine cancer, and endometrial cancer, among others, as well as statistics, prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, and much more.
About the Author(s)
Carol Turkington is a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She brings a vast preexisting knowledge of cancer to this project, having conducted significant research in the field and written extensively about the subject. She is very knowledgeable regarding breast and ovarian cancer, and has covered all aspects of women’s reproductive cancer in her book The Unofficial Guide to Women’s Health. She has covered many different types of cancers in The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition, updated, all from Facts On File. Her other books for Facts On File include The Poisons and Antidotes Sourcebook; The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition.