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After the Caregiving Ends

In January, the 93-year-old mother of my oldest friend died in a Chicago suburb. Suzy was exceptionally close to her mother, and had long dreaded saying a final goodbye. But … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

Rethinking Drug Coverage:

Rethinking Drug Coverage: Time for Universal Pharmacare Prescription drugs are the second highest spending area in the Canadian health care system. Many governments are asking hard questions about value for … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

Ovarian cancer survival better with…

Ovarian Cancer Survival Better With Intraperitoneal Than IV Chemo Long-term results from 2 large studies confirm the superiority of intraperitoneal (IP) administration of chemotherapy over intravenous (IV) administration after surgery … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Many ovarian cancer patients not receiving…

Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Not Receiving Recommended Treatment Although guideline-recommended treatment for ovarian cancer improves survival, only 37% of women receive such treatment, a new study shows. This finding was … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Widespread Flaws Found in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, a new study has found. The results … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Longitudinal health-related quality of life assessment:

Longitudinal health-related quality of life assessment: implications for prognosis in ovarian cancer Abstract (provisional) Background There is no information in the literature on the impact of changes in quality of … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Oophorectomy for Benign Causes: No Survival Benefit

Women who choose to have their ovaries removed during the course of a hysterectomy for benign causes may be at lower risk of later dying from ovarian cancer than women … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Are too many imaging tests being performed…

Are too many imaging tests being performed in women with an adnexal mass? Abstract Objective: To evaluate the patterns of radiologic imaging requested by family physicians and gynaecologists in the … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Exercise in Cancer:

Exercise in Cancer: Progressing Towards Integration   Any comprehensive (and arguably introductive) discussion of strategies to optimize cancer survivorship considers the role of exercise. Following a diagnosis, exercise has been … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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