New Developments Show a Promising Future for Ovarian Cancer Treatments
Researchers estimate that more than half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017 will experience a progression of the disease that will likely end in death. There are lots of different reasons why the success rate of treatment for ovarian cancer is relatively low. Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose for one, so women suffering from the disease often don’t become aware of it until it is in a later, more severe stage.
Additionally, the traditional method for treating ovarian cancer – tissue removal followed by platinum based chemotherapy – can be initially successful, but in many cases the cancer develops an immunity to the drugs. While treatment for ovarian cancer has been difficult over the past years, researchers are continuing to try and find new methods for treating the disease more effectively, and some recent studies are showing promising results.