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What is the survival rate for advanced-stage ovarian epithelial cancer?

David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Despite aggressive surgical intervention and new chemotherapeutic regimens, the overall five-year survival rate for women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) (stages III and IV) remains poor (<30%). However, if EOC is detected when confined t o the ovary (stage I), the 5-year survival rate is more than 90%, it requires less radical and morbid operations and may not require adjuvant chemotherapy. Clearly, detection of early stage ovarian cancer is the best way to improve survival.

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