qAll of the research has reinforced that ovarian cancer is not a silent disease as was once thought and as is shown quite eloquently in this collection of stories . The value of this collection of stories is that it helps raise awareness about symptoms, need for patient persistence, and the importance of being treated by a gynecologic oncologist.qBarbara A. Goff, MD Professor and Co-Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology University of Washington School of MedicineWomen of ages 17 to 78 join to tell their true stories. Find out about the lessons they have learned along their ovarian cancer journeys; from symptoms to diagnosis, trough treatments, and survival.Ovarian cancer facts: Occurs in 1 out of 57 women 89% have symptoms at the early stages of the disease 75% are diagnosed in the late stages of the disease 90% do not have history of ovarian cancer in their family Early detection is critical and can improve survival rate to 90%We can change that. Ovarian cancer is highly curable when detected early. Currently there is no easy way to detect ovarian cancer because there is no screening test for this disease. The CA-125 blood test, used to help detect ovarian cancer, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Ovarian Cancer Journeys|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2004|