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Ovarian cancer

my sister is suffering from ovarian cancer.we awared of it just 2 days ago through her biopsy report and now the cancer has reached its 4th stage what to do now for her long life please help us
Asked On : Sat, 29 May 2010
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Hi,Welcome to HCM.
Stage 4 ovarian cancer is not curable. Ovarian cancer is a dangerous cancer because it is asymptomatic and is often not diagnosed until it is in its advanced stages. Between 2000 and 2010, the rates of diagnosis of ovarian cancer have remained relatively stable, with a decrease of less than 1 percent annually in the number of women diagnosed. The mortality rate and life expectancies have remained stable.For stage IV ovarian cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 17.5%.
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