This early Sunday morning education session presented information on how to manage ovarian cancer in the older women. Many women including myself do get diagnosed at an early age but the median age for diagnosis of ovarian cancer in women is 63 years of age.
- better outcomes occur when older women finish chemotherapy- even if that means the dosage/timing needs to need modified.
- Depression and poor functional ability can impact treatment success
- Age itself does not predict whether or not a woman can undergo surgery or treatment .
- Assessment tools ( fraility / performance status) should be used before surgery