The authors analyzed data of patients suffering from ovarian cancer in a one year period (1.1.1994-31. 12.1994) in Hungary. Data of 584 patients of 95 gynecological wards were found to be appropriate for detailed evaluation. With respect to the latest international classification staging of the disease was controlled in every case by histological results and all available clinical data. Data were analyzed with special emphasis on the type of medical department involved, and the implied methods and diagnostic procedures in the establishment of diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Comparison was made of age and stage distribution of cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer cases in Hungary. Therapeutic approaches of ovarian cancer are discussed, as well as the operative procedures, with special emphasis of the size of residual tumor, and different types of cytostatic chemotherapy. Actual situation of treatment is evaluated, taking into account the possibilities of operative and pharmacological interventions. The authors propose the proper staging and grading establishment of ovarian cancer cases with respect to the international recommendations and protocols in order to achieve a high level of treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Current status of the management of patients with malignant ovarian cancer in Hungary|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 16 1997|
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