Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology- Ovarian Cancer Updated

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and alliance of the world's best cancer centers recently issued the 2009 version of its Guidelines in Oncology - Ovarian Cancer ( including Fallopian Tube Cancer and Primary Peritoneal Cancer ). Please note that you might have to register to get to the document but there is not charge to register.

Although meant for physicians it includes flow charts and tables that are pretty easy to follow. The fourth page lists changes / additions to the previous document . Two changes include a section on allergic reaction to chemotherapy drugs and the use of PET scans. I read the section on allergic reaction and drugs for recurrence with interest.

Everyone's disease is different and it is meant only as a guide but it is good to have a document like this one to refer to when considering what path to take.


Today I saw a cardinal perched on a bare branch outside my kitchen window. Spring is in the air.
Every Day is a blessing!

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