Second surgery may not benefit women with recurrent ovarian cancer
Full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941470/
Many women who have recurrent ovarian cancer have a second surgery. A new study suggests that women with platinum sensitive cancers who get chemotherapy alone may do as well as or better than women who have surgery followed by chemotherapy. (1/21/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Should I have a second surgery to treat my recurrent ovarian cancer?
- Am I a good candidate to receive chemotherapy alone to treat my recurrent ovarian cancer?
- What are the benefits and risks of a second surgery to treat my recurrent ovarian cancer?
- If I have surgery, what should I expect during recovery?
- What is the recovery time from a second surgery?
- What impact might a second surgery have on my quality of life?
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