Last week, I attended a daylong conference at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The event was the State of the Art Ovarian Cancer Conference. It was wonderful to hear of all the advances in the treatment and care of the women who are fighting this terrible disease.
Being associated with a special gynecologic oncologist for many years, I saw firsthand the benefits of the initial surgery for ovarian cancer and the need for an extensive surgical procedure. At the conference, this was especially emphasized and the long-term benefits were so significant.
It is important to remember that if a loved one or you find yourself in a battle with ovarian cancer, you must find a gynecologic oncologist for your initial surgery and get the best results possible.