Through years of research, women who receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis have access to a much wider range of treatment options than were previously available.
Leslie R. Boyd, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center and associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says that the variety and effectiveness of therapies have come a long way.
“The amount of research we have, the amount of treatment options we have, the incredibly cutting-edge surgery we can do now, it really makes a huge difference,” Dr. Boyd tells Healthline.
The best treatment plan for ovarian cancer most often depends on the specific type of ovarian cancer, the location of the cancer, whether it has spread, your age, and your overall health. It is important to ask your doctor clear questions and discuss your priorities, so that he or she can best help counsel you on your options.
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