NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 28, 2017
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in women. Approximately 22,000 U.S. women are diagnosed annually with ovarian cancer, with an estimated 222,000 women living with ovarian cancer – many with advanced disease. Among women with advanced ovarian cancer, approximately 85% will recur after treatment.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/J9HE3X0quVU
Until recently, the standard of care following chemotherapy was watchful waiting, a period of time without anti-cancer treatment during which patients and their doctors monitored for signs of the disease returning. Passively waiting for the disease to recur can cause significant fear and anxiety for patients and caregivers.
Robert Holloway, MD, Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology Program, Florida Hospital partnered with TESARO, D S Simon Media, and YourUpdate.TV on a nationwide media tour to discuss new treatment options that are now available that allow patients to actively treat their disease following chemotherapy and extend the length of time before disease progression.
Dr. Holloway also provided insights on:
- Current stats and trends related to who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Challenges faced by doctors, patients and their loved ones as they discuss treatment options and support needs
- How a patient can stay focused on their emotional well-being and how they can build a support system
- Evidence supporting a maintenance treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer
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YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.