Ovarian Cancer May Not Be as Fatal as Doctors Previously Thought

Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer has been a hot topic women's health issue for many. Many doctors will ask women to come in for a yearly checkup in order to catch the cancer early on and to get the best results. Ovarian cancer has always been thought of as a deadly cancer that needs to be dealt with right away. But with a new study, there is some hope for many women who have this disease. The rate for surviving 10 years after this disease is treated is much higher than researchers used to think.

Even better, a study that was recently done showed that those who died from ovarian cancer had other issues. Healthy women who caught the disease early on and took the right measures were unlikely to have issues with surviving. Those who did find ovarian cancer fatal were those who were much older in age and those who had really late stage cancer.

The whole perception that most women who get this kind of cancer will die is not correct. This is a great thing to hear for anyone who just found out that they are dealing with this kind of cancer. It is also going to affect the treatment that most women receive when they find out about having this kind of cancer and the steps that they can take to get rid of it.

This kind of cancer is often found in older women; over half of the cases that were reported will occur in women who are older than 63 years old. While the survival rate was not very high, you must take into consideration that many of those who develop this kind of cancer are older in age and may have other health issues that make recovery more difficult than before. Those who are younger and are healthy will have a much better chance at surviving ovarian cancer.

Currently, it is believed that the survival rate after five years for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 45.6 percent. About 30 percent of these women would survive for another 5 years, for a total of 10 years, after the diagnosis. Out of those who do die, there are issues with a higher grade of the tumor, an older age, or the cancer was in later stages. As technology progresses, the likelihood of people dying from this cancer will subside.

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