Salud Pública de México

Epidemiological overview, advances in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of epithelial ovarian cancer in Mexico

Dolores Gallardo-Rincón, Raquel Espinosa-Romero, Wendy Rosemary Muñoz, Roberto Mendoza-Martínez, Susana del Villar-Álvarez, Luis Oñate-Ocaña, David Isla-Ortiz, Juan Pablo Márquez-Manríquez, Ángel Apodaca-Cruz, Abelardo Meneses-García

Resumen


The epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has been underdiagnosed because it does not have a specific clinical presentation, and the signs and symptoms are similar to the irritable bowel syn- drome and pelvic inflammatory disease. EOC is less common than breast and cervical cancer, but it is more lethal. On the whole, EOC has an early dissemination to peritoneal cavity, which delays a timely diagnosis and increases the rate of advanced diagnosed disease. The diagnosis usually surprises the women and the primary care physician. Therefore, it is necessary to count on prevention and early diagnosis programs. EOC has 80% response to surgical treatment, but nearly 70% of the patients may relapse in five years. The objectives of this document are presenting a summary of the EOC epidemiology and comment about advancements in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this cancer. That will raise awareness about the importance of this disease.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/spm.v58i2.7801


Palabras clave


ovarian cancer; epidemiology; risk factors; preven- tion; early detection; surgery; chemotherapy; antibody therapy; immune therapy

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