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stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: It is not a commonly performed procedure because the studies performed have not shown a benefit.

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See below: After being discharged from the hospital, a patient continues recovery at home (or at lodging near the transplant center if the patient is from out of town) for two to four months. Patients usually cannot return to full-time work for up to six months after the transplant. Other minor duty could done if the patient condition permit?
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