Routine pelvic examination during front-line chemotherapy for ovarian cancer: should it play a role?


OBJECTIVE To determine if pelvic examination affected management in patients undergoing first-line chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and to determine a threshold of change in tumor size reliably detectable by pelvic examination. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed 501 encounters among 47 women with ovarian cancer to see if pelvic examination prompted a management… (More)


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