Ovarian cancer, is it ageist?

A study of 17,000 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed across England between 2016 and 2018 found that 60% of women over the age of 79 did not receive either surgery or chemotherapy whilst 37% of women over the age of 70 did not receive any treatment.

Speaking of the report , Ovarian Cancer Action chief executive  Cary Wakefield , said “ neither your age nor location should decide your chance of survival if you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Professor Sudha Sundar , president of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society, added “ We now need a fully funded audit to identify and rectify what factors are responsible for this worrying variation in anticancer treatment received by women across England. “

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