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Many women undertreated for ovarian cancer

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Women Under-Treated for Ovarian Cancer
By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter
Monday, April 9, 2007; 12:00 AM


MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal cancers women can get, yet one out of three U.S. patients diagnosed with the disease doesn't get the full, recommended surgical treatment, a new study finds.

"It's very concerning that we see such a large proportion of women with ovarian cancer not being treated up to what we would consider a minimal standard for surgery," said the study's lead author, Dr. Barbara A. Goff, director of the division of gynecologic oncology at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Her team published the findings online April 9 in the journalCancer. Read More

04-09-2007 - 03:47 PM


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