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When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: For stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer, 6 "cycles" of chemotherapy with Taxol (paclitaxel) and Carboplatin are usually given. One treatment is given every 3 ... Read More
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Dr. David Fishman
33 years experience General Practice
Ovarian cancer: This is a very complicated question that can best be answered by your treating physicians. There are many options for treating recurrent cancer and th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Congratulations : Congratulations on doing well thus far! everything you listed sounds like good news. I can tell you that the overall 5 year survival rate for all ov ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, you are.: You are always at a risk of your cancer returning. The higher your stage, the higher the risk. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cells that were ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But your oncologis will always asume they are malignant until proven otherwise. Usually after ovarian cancer they remove everything so i'm not certain ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patie ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily : Today there are multiple options. It really depends on the type of ovarian cancer, i.e. what kind of markers are present. I would recommend discussing ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not really: Alternative medicines, if suggested by someone are not likely to be useful. Chemotherapy is the only choice for controlling advanced ovarian cancer. I ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unknown: Most oncologists prefer to treat patients with a malignancy like ovarian cancer within 12 weeks from their diagnosis. At 12 weeks post surgery you are ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Most likely: Assuming the statement was from the surgeon he/she most likely meant that they successfully removed the majority, if not all the cancer they could see ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Incomplete question: This question is incomplete as there isn't enough information to answer thoughtfully.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with e ... Read More

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