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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long can you live with ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
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 treated repeatedly. Many women live for years with ovarian cancer with intermittent treatment, but each case is different. This is something you should ask your oncologist to be very honest about.
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
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 if the cancer recurrs.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long can ovarian cancer be left untreated?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
???: Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovarian cancer can be quite unpleasant so i'm not sure why it would be left untreated. Of course, if the patient has already received multiple chemos, it would be a different situation. To answer your ?, it depends but probably not for long.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
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 discomfort. When patients have more significant symptoms, the cancer is usually found at an advanced stage.

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