Ayesha Saif, Nighat Nadeem, Wajiha Rizwan, Humaira Durrani, Maryam Azeem, Nabeela Shami

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Controversies in the Management of Epithelial Ovarian Cancers

Ayesha Saif, Nighat Nadeem, Wajiha Rizwan, Humaira Durrani, Maryam Azeem, Nabeela Shami



Background: Ovarian cancer ranks fifth amongst cancer deaths in women in the world. Epithelial ovarian cancers account for 75% of all ovarian cancers and 90% of all ovarian tumors. The management of ovarian cancer is controversial for which a one day symposium was conducted at Lahore medical and dental College, Lahore, Pakistan. The objective was to address the controversies in the management of epithelial ovarian cancers and to gather feedback on the symposium.

Methods: A Cross-sectional survey was carried out on the participants of the symposium on epithelial ovarian Cancers at Lahore Medical and Dental College, on 3rd May, 2018. A self-constructed questionnaire was distributed amongst 110 participants, of which, 63 responded. Seven of the total 15 questions were open ended and the rest were close ended. The closed ended questions were rated on a Likert scale of 5-1 (Strongly agree to disagree).

Results: Data was analyzed in SPSS version 20. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for the responses. 36% of the participants rated the symposium as excellent, 54% rated it as very good and 10% rated it as good.

Conclusion: The results showed a keen interest by the participants for symposiums on the controversial management of gynecological malignancies. The presentations and discussions enhanced their knowledge and helped in clarifying their controversies.

Keywords: Ovarian tumor, symposium, treatment ovarian tumors

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