Managing ovarian cancer

Anthony M Proietto
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04609.x
Published online: 1 July 2002

A good screening tool seems to offer the best hope, but meanwhile best possible care includes definitive staging and surgery by experienced specialist teams

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancer in Australia, and indeed most Western countries. In the absence of effective primary prevention strategies and screening for early disease, the best possible management of patients with suspected or established ovarian cancer assumes critical importance if inroads are to be made in reducing morbidity and mortality from this disease.

  • Anthony M Proietto

  • Hunter Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.


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