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Ovarian cancer diagnosed in woman a decade after a hysterectomy

A woman looked for answers when she suddenly and inexplicably started to lose weight. After a few misdiagnoses, ovarian cancer was revealed by a CAT scan. 11 years earlier, the 53 year old woman had cystic ovaries which resulted in a hysterectomy. However, the hysterectomy was incomplete and some ovarian tissue was not removed which gave the cancer a starting point. The ensuing anemia left her exhausted and anemic. 75% of chemotherapy patients suffer severely from anemia. Previously, blood transfusions was the only relief for the anemia but now, drugs such as Procrit and Aranesp can help replenish red blood cells.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Leaf-Chrnoicle

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About: Ovarian cancer diagnosed in woman a decade after a hysterectomy

Date: 17 November 2004

Source: The Leaf-Chrnoicle

Author: Stacy Smith Segovia

URL: http://www.theleafchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041117/LIFESTYLE/411170303/1024

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