Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer -- Sloan-Kettering

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Description: Most women with ovarian cancer have surgery followed by chemotherapy. Memorial Sloan-Kettering experts discuss the advantages of a kind of chemotherapy called intraperitoneal (IP) chemo. IP chemo is given directly into the internal lining of the abdominal area through a surgically-implanted catheter. This treatment allows a high concentration of chemo drugs to reach the cancerous tissue for a prolonged period of time, and has been shown to increase effectiveness in several randomized clinical trials.

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Posted on : 04/26/11
Added : 8 years ago
Category : Ovarian Cancer

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