What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries. Symptoms for ovarian cancer include bloating, problems with eating, pelvic heaviness, and increased need to urinate.

Treatment for ovarian cancer includes surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Common drug classes used to treat ovarian cancer are alkylating drugs, antimetabolites, microtubule inhibitors, nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, platinum-based drugs, and topoisomerase inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Ovarian Cancer

  • This Common Blood Pressure Drug Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival

    August 27, 2015

    Some interesting news came out of a study done at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where a common high blood pressure medication was shown to improve survival in those with ovarian cancer. In addition to standard treatment with surgery and chemotherapy, women taking propranolol (Inderal) or other similar medications lived longer.
    How do heart meds help with ovarian cancer?

    1. Adrenergic receptors: The two types are alpha or beta and when activated, result in growth and progression of ovarian cancer.
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  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Ovarian Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antimetabolites 36 See Prices
Alkylating Drugs 446 See Prices
PARP Inhibitors 14,256 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Ovarian Cancer Drug Classes

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