On September 24, 2021, the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity presents the next event in its signature "Conversations with Our Community" series. The event — titled "Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms, Early Detection, and Treatment Overview" — is targeted at community members.
Ovarian cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries, or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, and only about 20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. When ovarian cancer is found early, about 94% of patients live longer than five years after diagnosis.
The hour-long discussion, held in conjunction with Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (September), will feature DCI medical oncologists Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc, and Rafael Gonzalez, MD — both of whom specialize in the research and treatment of gynecological cancers — as well as DCI genetics counselor Maggie (Powell) Frazier, MS, CGC, and an ovarian cancer survivor. Read more.
—Duke Cancer Institute