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Suggest Treatment For Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Apart From Chemotherapy

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Posted on Mon, 5 Jan 2015
Question: My sister has stage 4 ovarian cancer. Are there any new medications or treatments out there and is there anything else besides chemo that can be done?
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Answered by Dr. Srilatha Myaka (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to healthcare magic.I understand your concern.Iam sorry for your sister's condition.

Iam sorry to say but stage 4 is the most advanced stage of ovarian cancer where in tumour spreads to distant organs like lungs.

Breast cancer might also be associated so it has to be ruled out.

Here debulking surgery followed by post operative chemotherapy or radiotherapy
might be the option.

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy might be given.

Latest one is genomic tumour assessment.In this tumour genes are studied to know the nature of the tumour and its response to treatment.

Hope this satisfies your query.Feel free to ask any more queries.

Best regards...Dr.srilatha
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Suggest Treatment For Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Apart From Chemotherapy

Brief Answer: stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage Detailed Answer: Hello dear,welcome to healthcare magic.I understand your concern.Iam sorry for your sister's condition. Iam sorry to say but stage 4 is the most advanced stage of ovarian cancer where in tumour spreads to distant organs like lungs. Breast cancer might also be associated so it has to be ruled out. Here debulking surgery followed by post operative chemotherapy or radiotherapy might be the option. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy might be given. Latest one is genomic tumour assessment.In this tumour genes are studied to know the nature of the tumour and its response to treatment. Hope this satisfies your query.Feel free to ask any more queries. Best regards...Dr.srilatha