Chemotherapy After Debulking Surgery

Ultima Vez Modificado:: 20 de mayo de 2007

Question:

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

Following debulking surgery for advanced ovarian cancer, how soon should chemotherapy be commenced? Does early commencement compromise wound healing?

Answer:

Christina S. Chu, MD, Assistant Professor of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, responds:

Following extensive debulking surgery, chemotherapy may start as soon as 7-10 days after surgery, if the patient's clinical status allows. Small studies of the effect of post-operative chemotherapy on wound healing show that there is no increased risk of wound infection following chemotherapy. Other factors such as surgical technique, body habitus, medical co-morbidities, etc may actually be more influential in wound healing than early commencement of chemotherapy.


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
X
Y
Z
#
 
A
B
C
E
F
G
H
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
 
 
Quiere al día Tratamiento de Cáncer Noticias? Suscríbete a nuestro boletín electrónico. Suscríbase ahora!