Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
131 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

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
Fri, 18 Nov 2011
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
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%.
Take care.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Ovarian cancer


Ovarian cancer

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%. Take care.