Dr. Alberts recalls common ovarian cancer symptoms and shares preventive measures for women.
I’m Dr. Dave Alberts. I am the Director of The Arizona Cancer Center, I’m a Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Women should be aware of their body, in general, so if they are having chronic back pain; if they are having chronic bloating; if they are having evidence of increasing abdominal girth, i.e. their belt doesn’t fit properly, their clothes don’t fit properly, they ought to be seeking advice from a gynecologist, and so they shouldn’t wait until something bad is happening to their body.
So they just need to be aware of what is going on because the earlier that you detect ovarian cancer, the earlier you detect any disease, the more likely that you are going to have a long-term good result of the treatment.
About Dr. David S. Alberts, M.D.:
David S. Alberts, MD, has had a strong career focus on translational cancer prevention and treatment research. The emphasis of his laboratory-based and clinical research has been on the chemoprevention and treatment of such pervasive and potentially deadly diseases as cancers of the breast, colon, ovary, and skin. Clinically, Dr. Alberts pioneered new treatments for advanced ovarian cancers, including in vitro tumor cell chemosensitivity testing for personalized medicine strategies, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and maintenance chemotherapy.