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How dangerous are ovarian cancers?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: < 15% are detected

In early stage; few stage iii patients are cured, so this is a very serious disease in most of those diagnosed.

In brief: < 15% are detected

In early stage; few stage iii patients are cured, so this is a very serious disease in most of those diagnosed.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Frequently fatal

The ovaries can have cancer for a long time before symptoms are felt.
They are small organs and not readily felt on a routine abdominal exam. Frequently the initial diagnosis is made after the cancer has already spread outside of the ovary. Distant spread of the cancer makes it harder to cure with surgery and radiation. This is why there is such a high rate of fatality frm this condition.

In brief: Frequently fatal

The ovaries can have cancer for a long time before symptoms are felt.
They are small organs and not readily felt on a routine abdominal exam. Frequently the initial diagnosis is made after the cancer has already spread outside of the ovary. Distant spread of the cancer makes it harder to cure with surgery and radiation. This is why there is such a high rate of fatality frm this condition.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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