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Doctor's. Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Doctor's.  Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Surgery/chemotherapy: The standard of care for stage 3 ovarian cancer is both surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery is often performed first to debulk the cancer. Since it is difficult to remove all cancer by surgery alone, patients often undergo chemotherapy after surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative medicine for ovarian cancer rather than chemotherapy?

Can there be any alternative medicine for ovarian cancer rather than chemotherapy?

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. If there are concerns about side effects, they can be controlled and managed by your oncologist. So do not hesitate taking chemotherapy. It would do some and often much good for the patient. ...Read more

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I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer? #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer?  #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

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 not removed by surgery. Hopefully that worked and got every last cancer cell, but ovarian cancer has a nasty tendency to come back. Go here for the statistics: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer at early stage?.... is chemotherapy is the only way?...

Ovarian cancer at early stage?.... is chemotherapy is the only way?...

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 this with your GYN and oncologist. They will be able to give you the best advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

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 why I am getting this question. ...Read more

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When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

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 weeks, so the total time of chemotherapy is 18 weeks. For recurrrent ovarian cancer, the same treatment is sometimes used again. Other chemo regimens take different amounts of time. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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It's more than 12 weeks post-surgery for stage 3 ovarian cancer. Is it too late to benefit from chemotherapy?

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 right on the edge. However, i think most oncologists would want to treat you because of the nature of ovarian cancer. You should have restaging studies with a ct scan as well. Definitely ask your oncologist, as there are many variable here. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patients the incidence of ovarian cancer is less than the normal population. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ovarian cancer? What are the best treatment centers for ovarian cancer?

Depend on stage?: In general- if surgery can be done- surgical resection will be the most important therapy plus minus chemotherapy. A meticulous and detail oriented/optimal surgery done by an experienced a gynecologist-oncologist to remove all cancer cells from the pelvic/abdominal cavity as much as possible-( to possible residual implants less than 1 cm) - should be done.Chemotherapy in advanced case is crucial. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Prevention.: Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes. The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does aggressive mean in ovarian cancer without chemo treatment ?

What does aggressive mean in ovarian cancer without chemo treatment ?

More dangerous: There are several dozen distinct types of ovarian cancer, and even within the types, there are subgroups that are more or less like to spread rapidly, invade surrounding structures more quickly, and/or spread to remote sites. The types will guide treatment, and some of the more aggressive tumors also respond especially well. Good luck -- i'll be thinking of you. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 ovarian cancer. I"ve gone off treatment. How long will I live?

I have stage 4 ovarian cancer.  I"ve gone off treatment.  How long will I live?

Not long: There is no specific amount of days or weeks for survival, however Stage 4 indicates that the Ovarian Cancer has metastasized (spread) to distant parts of your body .I wish you Godspeed as going off treatment is a very difficult decision to make for anyone in this condition. ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for ovarian cancer at stage 3c?

Not really: Surgery still remains the most important treatment modality. Chemotherapy is still utilized but it does not replace the need for surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?

Treatment of Ovarian: Curative surgical resection of the ovaries by proceeding with usually hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. For patients who have stage 2 or 3 will receive usually postoperative chemotherapy, often with Carboplatin and paclitaxel. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Cisplatin plus Paclitaxel results in longer survival than IV chemotherapy but may have a higher complication rate. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer - 5th and 6th line treatment options?

What to do about ovarian cancer - 5th and 6th line treatment options?

Clinical Trial: You should ask your treating physician about any open clinical trials that you could be apart of. ...Read more

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After treatment for ovarian cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

After treatment for ovarian cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

Frequently at first: Often, there is very close follow up after ovarian cancer treatment - every 3-4 months generally. Once the cancer is in remission for over a year or so, this may extend to every 6 months. The exact follow-up schedule will depend on the type of ovarian cancer, stage of the cancer, and type of treatment. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cancer, what are the 5th and 6th line treatment options?

If I have ovarian cancer, what are the 5th and 6th line treatment options?

Hmmmmm: I guess it depends on several factors, like what treatments were used before, your general condition, and how advanced the cancer is. In general, though, it is not a great situation. Please consider going to an academic institution with availability of clinical trials. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What foods will help my mom who is starting treatment for advanced ovarian cancer?

What foods will help my mom who is starting treatment for advanced ovarian cancer?

Balanced diet/vitami: A well balanced diet rich in protein and fruits&vegetables, lean cut meats and suuplement with vitamins. ...Read more

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