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Why Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy is Important

By Steven Pedersen

 

 

Like thousands of other women in America, you've gotten the devastating news that you have ovarian cancer, a disease that causes the ovaries to produce deadly tumors that attack various parts of the body. To make matters even worse, your cancer has progressed to a point that surgery will not take care of the problem. Your only real hope is chemotherapy. But then after reading up on chemotherapy as well as the overall survival rates associated with ovarian cancer, you wonder if it's worth going through. Well, this article will help you determine why ovarian cancer chemotherapy is important by explaining more of what is involved with the process.

The first reason why ovarian cancer chemotherapy is important is because it is the only real chance you have at killing the tumors in your body. Chemotherapy works through powerful chemicals that retard the growth of ovarian cancer tumors. These chemicals are usually distributed intravenously, though sometimes oral drugs may be used. Either way, there is the potential that you could get very sick from the treatment. You may also lose your hair. But for many women, these complications are worth the increased chance they have for survival.

The second reason why ovarian cancer chemotherapy is important is because it will help you feel better, even if your cancer is not initially treated. This may sound very odd, especially since chemotherapy has its own complications with it. But if you think about it, things should make sense. Basically, with chemotherapy, even if all of your cancer cells aren't killed, you are getting enough destroyed that you should feel some relief from the symptoms you might be experiencing. In fact, doctors even encourage more terminal ovarian cancer sufferers to still get chemotherapy. True, there is the secret hope that a miracle will happen, but most of the time the recommendation is made to not only extend whatever life they have but to also make it more comfortable.

The final reason why ovarian cancer chemotherapy is important is because you are giving the medical community a chance to study the best ways of treating the disease. This is especially the case if you are getting ovarian cancer chemotherapy in a clinical trial. Even if you feel your life is 'over,' think about the lives of your daughter, granddaughter or any other women that will survive you. You never know what new facts could be found out by your treatment.

In conclusion, there are several reasons why ovarian cancer chemotherapy are important. However, even with these reasons, don't be compelled for ovarian cancer chemotherapy if you truly don't want to do it. There are ovarian cancer sufferers that decide to let nature take its course, since they feel they are going to die anyway. There is as much honor and bravery in this course of action as the 'fighter' mode where a woman gets as much treatment as possible to survive. It will all depend on your own personal and spiritual perspectives. Let your own heart and mind guide you.

You can learn more about ovarian cancer as well as the symptoms of ovarian cancer on my website http://www.OvarianCancerPrognosis.net

My website includes a whole range of articles focusing on the problems caused by ovarian cancer, treatments and of course what you should do if you think you have ovarian cancer.

 

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