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Ovarian Cancer Treatment Options Abroad

Ovarian Cancer Treatment cost:
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International Destinations: India, Jordan, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey

Ovarian cancer is the cancerous growth that arises within the ovaries (the female reproductive glands, located in the pelvis). An ovarian carcinoma could invade, (that is, the malignant cells could infiltrate the surrounding tissues), shed (i.e. sometimes the cancer cells could break off from the main tumor and result in the growth of new tumors), or spread (i.e. the cancer cells could transport through the blood and/or the lymphatic system to different organs and structures.)

India, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey, and Jordan, offer excellent medical and surgical management of ovarian carcinomas at affordable costs.

Ovarian Cancer

Risk factors for the development of ovarian cancer

  • A family history of ovarian cancer poses as a strong risk factor. It increases the chances of getting the disease considerably. Additionally, women, with a family history of breast, colon, or rectum cancer are also at a bigger risk.
  • A personal history of cancer of the breast or colon or rectum, raises the chances of developing cancer of the ovaries.
  • The danger of developing malignancy of the ovaries is greater in women who have never been pregnant.
  • Women, who have taken the hormone replacement therapy for menopause, for a period of 10 years or more, are in potential danger of development of cancer of the ovary.
  • Obesity is another risk factor.

Pre-operative management before conducting a surgery for ovarian cancer

  • A few investigations have to be performed prior to the surgery. These include – a chest X-ray, routine blood tests, urine test, and an ECG.
  • 10 to 12 hours, preceding, the surgical procedure, one has to refrain from eating or drinking anything.
  • A suppository or a laxative or an enema is given to clear the bowels.
  • A course of antibiotics could be started to avert the occurrence of infections.

Surgical procedures that are carried out for the management of ovarian cancer

The type of surgical procedure depends vastly on the stage at which the ovarian cancer is diagnosed and how widespread it is.
The various surgical procedures involved in the management of carcinoma of the ovary are:

  1. Unilateral oophorectomy: in low grade carcinomas, which are detected in the early stages, this procedure is viable, where, the procedure involves, only the removal of the affected.
  2. Bilateral oophorectomy: this procedures entails the removal of both the ovaries
  3. Salpingo-oophorectomy: this practice, involves the removal of the affected ovary/ovaries along with the fallopian tube/tubes.
  4. Total abdominal hysterectomy: the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, omentum and the lymph nodes are excised out. (usually a total abdominal hysterectomy is performed along with a salpingo-oophorectomy and an omentectomy)
  5. De-bulking surgical procedure: in malignancies that have reached an advanced stage, where resection is not feasible, as much as possible, the malignant tumor is excised out. This method is called the de-bulking procedure.
  6. Interval de-bulking: the aim of this procedure to excise out any cancerous tissue that has been left behind after the first operation. In the intervening period, between the two surgeries, chemotherapy is resorted to, to shrink the cancerous growth, so as to make the excision easier. It is followed up by chemotherapy sessions.

Hospital stay after the surgery: 5 to 10 days

Chemotherapy for the management of ovarian cancer

  • Chemotherapy is used after the surgical procedure has been carried out to treat any residual cancerous tissue.
  • In certain cases it is essential to first subject the patient to chemotherapy and then conduct the surgical procedure.
  • The chemotherapy management could be either intravenous or intraperitoneal or both.

Post operative care for ovarian cancer

  • An intravenous drip will be inserted in to a vein to supply the required fluids till one can start eating.
  • A catheter is placed to drain urine.
  • A tube is left in the abdomen to drain any fluids, secretions or blood.
  • The patient is advised about gradually increasing the fluid intake, and embarking on to a diet of light, and easily digestible foods. Eating and drinking can be resumed within a couple of days. In case, of nausea, the drip can be continued for a few days longer.
  • Pain killers will be given through the epidural route (i.e. through a tube in the back).
  • Mobility is encouraged.
  • Performing the leg exercises and the breathing exercises everyday is crucial to prevent the formation of clots and chest infection, respectively.
  • Stitches would be removed 7 to 10 days after the surgery.
  • While leaving the hospital ensure that a follow up appointment with the surgeon is made.

Prognosis of ovarian cancer
1. Prognosis is usually poor. This is because it lacks early detection. Lots of patients diagnosed with the disease, are in the 3rd or 4th stage of the disease.
2. More over, ovarian cancers shed in to the peritoneum or the abdominal cavity (affecting uterus, bladder, bowel), resulting in the formation of new tumor cells in structures present there.
3. The 5 year survival rate is 45.5 %. In case the cancer is detected in the early stages, when it is confined to the ovary, the 5 year survival rate is 92.7 %

Management of ovarian cancer in South Korea

IWith brisk scientific and technical advances in the field of medicine, South Korea has become a reputed center for the management of oncology cases. South Korea has highly capable and highly skilled medical teams, intercontinental-quality infrastructure and excellent medical care at affordable rates.

Management of ovarian cancer in India

India has surfaced as a preferred location for medical tourism, since it scores in the departments of cost-effectiveness, superior medical quality, both, in terms of deft medical personnel and high-tech apparatus, and easy accessibility.

Management of ovarian cancer in Mexico

Mexico is a favorable destination for medical tourists as its infrastructure and technology are at same level with those in the USA, UK, and Europe. Mexico has some of the best hospitals and medical centers in the world with par excellence facilities.

Management of ovarian cancer in Jordan

Making rapid strides in the direction of medical tourism is the country of Jordan. Jordan is capitalizing on its low costs, and highly trained doctors to attract medical tourists. It is promoting its high tech-healing to catch the attention of patients in the west.

Management of ovarian cancer in Turkey

Medical treatment in Turkey is not only fast but costs a fraction of what would be charged in the United States or Europe. It is a leading health care provider, with established world class practices in the sphere of oncology and cancer management.

Resources:

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Cyberknife at Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey
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Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates Ovarian Cancer Treatment Abroad in Europe, India and other overseas world-class oncology treatment destinations.

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