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how long can a person survive with ovarian cancer

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
Not good: Ovarian cancer (serous carcinoma) is devastating, as it often is discovered at a late stage. With recurrent disease, a cure is very unlikely. Depend ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cancer : Ovarian cancer is a very serious often terminal disease. Gyn oncologists now treat it as a chronic, serious disease. However, with proper care more an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Many years: Ovarian cancer can go undetected for many years. Many people don't have any symptoms or only vague symptoms such as bloating or mild abdominal discomf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treate ... Read More
Dr. Paul Nowicki
24 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It depends on : The stage and type of ovarian cancer. Patient's overall fitness also plays a role as far how much chemotherapy and for how long they can receive it i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
???: Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovaria ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on stage: Unfortunately, the survival rates for advanced ovarian cancer remain poor, despite advances in treatment. The overall survival at 5 years is 46%. How ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends...: We need more details of your medical history. What stage of Cancer was it when your cancer was removed ?and give us the dates of surgery and if you ha ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Well...: There is no easy answer to your question, other than to say that ovarian cancer is quite uncommon at your age except in rare situations. I would enco ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
This hard question: Ovarian cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, is also graded, apart from staged. The histologic grade of a tumor measures how abnormal or malig ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
2-4 weeks: If you have breast-ovarian cancer (brca) gene testing, the results take 2-4 weeks. The test involves sequencing of these genes to find a "typo" (alter ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends on stage.: A woman who is 81 years old has 9 additional years of life expectancy based on actuarial data. If her ovarian cancer is early stage and she undergoes ... Read More

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