One in five women with ovarian cancer does not undergo surgery, study reveals

Posted by on June 1, 2016 3:26 pm
Categories: health

Nearly 20 percent of women with ovarian cancer do not undergo surgery, despite it being a standard part of treatment recommendations. The findings, which suggest women may live four times longer with surgical treatment, were especially striking among older patients; researchers found that nearly half of women over 75 with stage III/IV cancer do not have surgery and roughly 25 percent receive no treatment at all.

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