Following surgery, patients (other than those with early-stage, low-grade disease) usually have chemotherapy. Unlike surgery and radiation, which treat the cancerous tumor and the area surrounding it, drug therapy destroys rapidly dividing cells throughout the body, so it is a systemic therapy.
Ovarian cancers are very sensitive to chemotherapy and often respond well initially. Unfortunately, in most cases, ovarian cancer recurs. With treatment advances, however, more than half of...Read more
An article on CNN, "Possible Marker for Ovarian Cancer Found," discusses a recent research study offering hope for more effective and new... Read more »
Going through menopause increases the risk of develoing certain diseases. One of those is ovarian cancer, which can be very hard to detect... Read more »