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More than 14,000 women die annually from ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the reproductive organ cancers, often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss treatment options for ovarian cancer and the hopes for improving early detection.
Also on the program, Dr. Andres Acosta, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will review a new, individualized approach to treating obesity through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. And Dr. Justin Kreuter, medical director for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, shares the new eligibility guidelines for blood donors with previous cancer diagnoses.
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