Effective treatment of a patient with stage IV ovarian cancer: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Zhen Huang
    • Hua Yan
    • Devendra Chavan
    • Zeng Yuan
    • Xingsheng Yang
    • Youzhong Zhang
    • Kun Song
    • Beihua Kong
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  • Published online on: October 30, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7285
  • Pages:588-591
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Abstract

The present case report describes a patient with stage IV ovarian cancer who survived for 9 years without achieving a complete remission since the first relapse. The patient's long‑term survival may be ascribed to the slow growth of the cancer cells, limited metastasis and favorable responses to the treatments received. The patient manifested initially with malignant pleural effusion and was not able to tolerate surgical treatment. However, the disease was well‑controlled using various treatments, including neoadjuvant chemotherapy, interval cytoreductive surgery and post‑operative long‑term chemotherapy. Management of ovarian cancer is most effective when tailored to the individual needs of the patient, maximizing its efficacy and prolonging the patient's survival rate. The present case may offer useful insight into the clinical management of stage IV ovarian cancer

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January 2018
Volume 15 Issue 1

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Huang, Z., Yan, H., Chavan, D., Yuan, Z., Yang, X., Zhang, Y. ... Kong, B. (2018). Effective treatment of a patient with stage IV ovarian cancer: A case report. Oncology Letters, 15, 588-591. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7285
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Huang, Z., Yan, H., Chavan, D., Yuan, Z., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Song, K., Kong, B."Effective treatment of a patient with stage IV ovarian cancer: A case report". Oncology Letters 15.1 (2018): 588-591.
Chicago
Huang, Z., Yan, H., Chavan, D., Yuan, Z., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Song, K., Kong, B."Effective treatment of a patient with stage IV ovarian cancer: A case report". Oncology Letters 15, no. 1 (2018): 588-591. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7285