The Management of Ovarian Cancer in Bangladesh: A Report of a Long-Term Survivor
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CitationPervin, Shahana, Farzana Islam, Tracilyn Hall, and Annekathryn Goodman. "The Management of Ovarian Cancer in Bangladesh: A Report of a Long-Term Survivor." Austin Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2, no. 4 (2015): 1047.
AbstractRecurrent high-grade epithelial ovarian cancer is usually associated with a short-term survival. There are few guidelines to surgically and medically treat long-term survivors with ovarian cancer. We report the case of a woman who presented at the age 40 years with an advanced epithelial cancer. With the interventions of multiple surgeries and multiple lines of chemotherapy, she survived for twelve years. We also comment on the feasibility of complex oncology care in a low-middle income country such as Bangladesh. Complex care is only available for patients who can afford the out of pocket expenses. The development of universal healthcare insurance must be part of the strategy for the development cancer care services in Bangladesh.
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