Women's Health

Many with Ovarian Cancer Try Maintenance Therapy to Buy Time

Final thoughts

“I think it’s a very important concept for patients to know about. That doesn’t necessarily mean that what I’m going to say is right for every patient. But I think it’s important to know about. That’s the concept of getting to some sort of remission or control of your disease, and then following that with some ongoing, very tolerable, easily manageable treatment, for some prolonged period of time. The goal would be to hopefully improve how long it takes before the disease might come back or perhaps even work towards keeping the disease from coming back,” stated Dr. John Pagel, oncologist at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington.

References

https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/understanding-maintenance-therapy

http://www.onclive.com/publications/obtn/2013/april-2013/what-is-the-role-of-maintenance-therapy-in-cancer-care?p=3

https://www.curetoday.com/articles/survey-asks-why-some-ovarian-cancer-patients-choose-maintenance-therapy

https://cllsociety.org/2017/04/ash-2016-interview-dr-john-pagel-maintenance-therapy-cll/