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Can ovarian cancer be treated?

Hi, recently my mother was diagnosed with Ovarian carcinosarcoma. I have done lots of research online and many articles backdate to 10 years ago or more, I m just wondering if you can provide any information about this, e.g. Is there any cure? What are latest advances? What are survival rates? Based on what we know today etc
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
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So the approach in such a case is surgery if localized, followed by chemotherapy. It is an aggressive tumor and chances of relapse will be high.

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Ovary cancer is curable. Treatment consist of surgery followed by six cycles of chemotherapy. 5 year survival rate is 25%.

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