REVIEW ARTICLE Sue Rimes, et al; ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition Vol. 25 No. 10 Patient education and counseling are essential in women at increased risk for ovarian and endometrial cancer. Women must be educated regarding the signs, symptoms, and risks associated with these cancers.
REVIEW ARTICLE John O. Schorge, et al; ONCOLOGY Vol. 25 No. 10 The timing and clinical benefit of a second debulking operation for recurrent disease is contentious. This article focuses on the recent debate regarding when—or whether—patients with ovarian cancer should undergo aggressive surgical resection.
NEWS & ANALYSIS Anna Azvolinsky, PhD Many doctors do not properly adhere to current guidelines for offering breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients, according to a recent study from the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the CDC. The vignette-based national survey finds that while genetic counseling is recommended for women at high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer, only 41% of physicians self-reported adhering to recommendations to refer for genetic counseling or testing.
REVIEW ARTICLE Maria Jose Echarri Gonzalez, et al;ONCOLOGY Vol. 25 No. 2 This article reviews the known data on the dose-effect relationship for platinum drugs in ovarian cancer, and explores why interest in platinum drugs has become the central focus of ovarian cancer treatment.
CME Patient education and counseling are essential in women at increased risk for ovarian and endometrial cancer. Women must be educated regarding the signs, symptoms, and risks associated with these cancers. •The Complexity of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
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A 46-year-old woman presented for medical evaluation due to a 2-month history of increasing difficulty in ambulation, especially getting up out of a chair or climbing stairs. She had also noticed swelling and discoloration of both upper eyelids (as depicted).
A 48-year-old African American female presents with severe uterine bleeding. She states that she has been bleeding very heavily for the past two days and the flow is increasing. She is also diabetic and hypertensive. Pelvic examination revealed an enlarged irregularly shaped uterus. A large mass was noted by ultrasonography and the uterus was removed. A section of the mass is evaluated.
In this interview we discuss HPV-associated cancers, which are on the rise, and the low vaccination coverage for HPV with Edgar Simard, PhD, MPH, senior epidemiologist of surveillance research, who studies the impact of prevention and screening on cancer incidence at the American Cancer Society.