Surveillance of patients after initial treatment of ovarian cancer.

@article{Gadducci2009SurveillanceOP,
  title={Surveillance of patients after initial treatment of ovarian cancer.},
  author={Angiolo Gadducci and Stefania Cosio},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={43-52}
}
The surveillance of ovarian cancer patients after initial treatment is a challenging question in clinical practice. Serum CA 125 assay, physical examination, and imaging examinations have been employed with different time schedules for the follow-up of asymptomatic patients. Rising serum CA 125 levels may precede the clinical detection of relapse in 56-94% of cases with a median lead time of 3-5 months. An ongoing randomised phase III European trial is comparing the benefits of early… CONTINUE READING
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