n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The role of radiation therapy in epithelial ovarian cancer : review article




Extracted from text ... REVIEW ARTICLE Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2003 6 The role of radiation therapy in epithelial ovarian cancer a) surgical and pathological stage b) histological differentiation grade c) postoperative residuum d) adjuvant therapy e) age These factors will be discussed individually. Surgical effort Surgical diagnosis, complete staging and surgical excision of all operable disease remain an essential first requisite. It has been demonstrated beyond doubt that maximal surgical effort, leaving behind tumour deposits as little and as small as possible, is an important predictor of outcome and an independent prognostic factor. The optimal surgical result remains 'no visible ..


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