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The Benefits of Learning About Chemotherapy With Other Patients

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a scary road ahead. According to the CDC, it causes more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancer. In an effort to ease suffering and fear — and hopefully encourage positive results in treatment — MD Anderson Fellow Dr. Lauren Prescott spearheaded a pilot study examining the value […]

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Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a scary road ahead. According to the CDC, it causes more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancer. In an effort to ease suffering and fear — and hopefully encourage positive results in treatment — MD Anderson Fellow Dr. Lauren Prescott spearheaded a pilot study examining the value of “shared medical appointments,” where women diagnosed with ovarian cancer learn about their treatment together.

She tells Houston Matters producer Paige Phelps about it. (Prescott’s study was published this month in the Journal of Gynecologic Oncology).

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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