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Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Posted Mar 8th, 2018 in Tips, Naturopathic Medicine, News

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Statistics

In Canada, it was that expected 2800 new cases of ovarian cancer would be diagnosed  in 2017

Symptoms and signs

Usually, ovarian cancer takes time to reach a diagnosis. One of the reasons for delayed diagnosis is the location of ovaries. Located deep in the pelvic cavity delays the initial signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer which is dull aching pain and swelling of the abdomen. Usually, patients who present with progressive abdominal pains are already in an advanced stage.

How to diagnose?

Abdominal ultrasound, CT scan abdomen and pelvis and tumour, marker (CA 125)

Treatment

Surgery: Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingoopherectomy is the surgical treatment of choice. Many patients in the early stages can be treated by surgery alone, however, the majority need chemotherapy such as Carboplatinum and Taxol.

Role of Naturopathic Care

Is vital in supporting your immune system during and after chemotherapy. Many Naturopathic interventions are essential for ovarian cancer care such as IV Ascorbate and adequate dose of vitamin D.



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