Surgical Oncology News

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Surgical treatments may reduce ovarian cancer recurrence

Author: HemOnc today
May 08, 2013

One-sided oophorectomy and radical extirpation of all visible endometriosis were associated with reduced incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer, according to results of a nested case-control study conducted in Sweden.

“Patients with endometriosis are typically treated with hormones or, in more severe cases, surgery,” Anna Sofia-Melin, MD, of the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, said in a press release. “We wanted to expand understanding of ovarian cancer risk in women with endometriosis who had some type of surgery or hormone therapy.”

Women with a first-time discharge diagnosis of endometrial disease between 1969 and 2007 were eligible for the study. The analysis included 220 case patients and 416 controls.

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