Preoperative serum albumin is an independent prognostic predictor of survival in ovarian cancer

  title={Preoperative serum albumin is an independent prognostic predictor of survival in ovarian cancer},
  author={V. Asher and J. Lee and A. Bali},
  journal={Medical Oncology},
  • V. Asher, J. Lee, A. Bali
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Ovarian cancer is associated with high mortality due to asymptomatic nature of the disease and advance stage at presentation. In advanced stages, it is associated with cachexia and ascites leading to malnutrition. Nutritional status of a patient with cancer has been well known to be associated with survival and can be assessed by level of albumin in blood. Therefore, in this study, we sought to determine preoperative serum albumin as prognostic predictor of survival in patients with ovarian… CONTINUE READING

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