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Vol 5, No 3 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-09-28
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Effectiveness of chemotherapy in improvement of quality of life of women with disseminated ovarian carcinoma

Joanna Karola Głuszak, Katarzyna Wielgoszewska
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(3):126-130.

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Vol 5, No 3 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-09-28

Abstract

Ovarian carcinoma is one of more frequent malignant female neoplasms in the world. It is characterized by high mortality connected with the late diagnosis. Symptoms of the ovarian cancer are non-characteristic (constipation, flatulence, abdominal pain), but very troublesome for patients. Ascites may occur in 1/3 patients, which makes their feeling cosiderably worse. Chemotherapy used as a palliative treatment may cause reduction of unpleasant troubles and thanks to this improve quality of life of women with advanced stage of ovarian carcinoma. In this paper we describe case of the patient with disseminated ovarian carcinoma, which after palliative chemotherapy, achieved decrease of ascites, suffering control and improvement of quality of life.

Abstract

Ovarian carcinoma is one of more frequent malignant female neoplasms in the world. It is characterized by high mortality connected with the late diagnosis. Symptoms of the ovarian cancer are non-characteristic (constipation, flatulence, abdominal pain), but very troublesome for patients. Ascites may occur in 1/3 patients, which makes their feeling cosiderably worse. Chemotherapy used as a palliative treatment may cause reduction of unpleasant troubles and thanks to this improve quality of life of women with advanced stage of ovarian carcinoma. In this paper we describe case of the patient with disseminated ovarian carcinoma, which after palliative chemotherapy, achieved decrease of ascites, suffering control and improvement of quality of life.
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Keywords

ovarian carcinoma; chemotherapy; quality of life; ascites

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Title

Effectiveness of chemotherapy in improvement of quality of life of women with disseminated ovarian carcinoma

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 5, No 3 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

126-130

Published online

2006-09-28

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(3):126-130.

Keywords

ovarian carcinoma
chemotherapy
quality of life
ascites

Authors

Joanna Karola Głuszak
Katarzyna Wielgoszewska

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