Ovarian cancer garners less medical attention and understanding than it deserves, even though it’s one of the deadliest cancers.
Ovarian cancer is being shortchanged in terms of medical attention and understanding, even though it’s one of the deadliest cancers there is, experts reported Wednesday.
It’s still treated as a single cancer even though there are actually multiple types, many of which do not even start in the ovaries, the National Academy of Medicine reported.
And treatment falls short, the panel of experts said. There are not many treatments to choose from, but half of all women with ovarian cancer don’t even get the best treatments out there.
“In spite of their high mortality rates, ovarian cancers often do not receive as much attention as other cancers,” reads the report from the Academy, formerly named the Institute of Medicine.
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