The following press release has just been issued by Ovarian Cancer Action Research. It looks to herald a breakthrough for many women who suffer with ascites.
'World’s First at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre
It has been an exciting week for the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre who has been involved in a ground-breaking procedure to treat cancer patients who have ascites (fluid build-up).
This week a British woman with ovarian cancer became the first cancer patient to have a pump implanted in her body in an experiment to determine if this procedure can get rid of dangerous fluid build-up caused by many common cancers. This could spare patients having to undergo gruelling hospital visits.
You can get more information here: ovarian.org.uk/news/news-fr... '
It's suggested the pump has wider uses in that it could track and measure changes in the cancer that will help to customise the treatment each patient receives. See an article in The Times -