The most effective ovarian cancer treatment differs from patient to patient. A gynecologic oncologist will develop a treatment plan specific to your ovarian cancer. Finding the most effective form of treatment for you may require different approaches until one shows the success you need.
Ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose because early signs and symptoms are similar to less dangerous health conditions, according to Mayo Clinic. By the time doctors discover ovarian cancer, it has usually spread to the pelvis or the abdomen.
The treatment your doctor will use depends upon the stage of your cancer and any other health issues. If you suspect that your ovarian cancer resulted from exposure to a harmful product and manufacturers were aware of the danger, you deserve justice. You may benefit from hiring a lawyer to discuss your diagnosis and related exposure to see if you may qualify for compensation.
Ovarian Cancer Statistics and Forms of Treatment
Multiple types of ovarian cancer affect over 21,000 people every year, and 14,000 die from the disease, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Doctors identify the type of ovarian cancer a patient has by its association with a particular cell type. There are three main cell types of ovarian cancer:
- Epithelial tumors represent 90 percent of ovarian cancer cases.
- Stromal tumors represent approximately 7 percent of ovarian cancer cases.
- Germ cell tumors are rare and generally found in younger patients.
In order to determine the most effective form of treatment for your ovarian cancer, doctors will first determine the stage of the disease. Cancer stages range from 1 to 4, with the lowest number representing the least amount of spread. Once the doctor determines the stage, they can begin to develop a treatment plan for you.
Forms of Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Surgery and chemotherapy are common forms of treatment for ovarian cancer. Your doctor may use a combination of the two to attack the cancer cells.
Undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer requires a break from your normal routine. Post-surgery recovery and learning to tolerate the possible side effects of chemotherapy are stressful and frightening.
The doctor may adjust the dosage and type of chemotherapy you receive as you undergo treatment. Depending upon the progress of your disease and the effectiveness of your treatment plan, your doctor may decrease—or increase—your chemotherapy medicine.
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Getting Legal Representation
If you discover that your ovarian cancer may have resulted from the use of a product like talcum powder, and that your cancer was potentially preventable, you may be able to secure a settlement to help pay for medical bills and other financial stressors.
Recent attention to the presence of asbestos in talc has researchers studying the effects and connection between talc products and cancer of all types, including ovarian. If you used talcum powder products and have a recent ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may benefit from weighing your legal options with a lawyer.
Do not settle for less than you deserve by accepting the first offer from an insurance company. If you do accept it, you may not be able to take any other civil action should your medical condition worsen.
The time for reviewing and filing your case is on a tight deadline due to the statute of limitations for civil procedures. These vary from state to state. If the deadline passes without filing your case, you may not be able to file your case in the future.
Ovarian cancer is a serious matter, and a diagnosis typically requires extensive treatment and monitoring.
No corporation or manufacturer should withhold knowledge of products that may cause consumers serious harm. If you used talcum powder and your doctor recently diagnosed you with ovarian cancer, let us help you.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we fight for the rights of victims who experience harm due to negligent manufacturers and corporations. Our legal team will do everything in their power to negotiate a fair settlement for our clients. If necessary, we are ready to go to trial.
We offer free case evaluations, and we work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can provide the legal representation you need so that you and your doctor can concentrate on an effective ovarian cancer treatment plan for you. For a free case evaluation, call our team at (800) 794-0444.