Women's Health

Research Reveals the Role of Overall Health in Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Research Reveals the Role of Overall Health in Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Research Reveals the Role of Overall Health in Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

As researchers continue to explore the origins of cancer, and specifically ovarian cancer, they are beginning to understand better the role that overall health can play in an individual’s prognosis. 

When it comes to gynecological cancers, ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat forms of the disease. Researchers estimate that in 2017 there will be 22,440 new cases of ovarian cancer, and that out of those cases 14,080 will be terminal. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat because in many cases the cancerous cells actually develop a resistance to platinum based chemotherapy drugs which in turn makes them impossible to destroy. Additionally, ovarian cancer is more difficult to identify than some other forms of cancer, so when patients are diagnosed it tends to be at a later stage.