I want to extend a warm welcome to you as a potential client of
The Moss Report on Cancer of the Ovaries. For over 35 years, it has been my
mission to educate and empower patients, including many with ovarian cancer. I
would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
are three main kinds of ovarian cancer. The most common of these are epithelial
ovarian tumors. These are derived from the cells that reside on the surface of
the ovary. Epithelial ovarian cancer occurs primarily in adults. The second
most common is germ cell ovarian. These are derived from egg-producing cells
within the body of the ovary. This type of cancer occurs primarily in children
and teens and is uncommon, especially when compared with epithelial ovarian
tumors. Finally, there are sex cord stromal ovarian tumors. These are also
unusual in comparison to epithelial tumors. This class of tumors often produces
report includes a discussion of these three main varieties, as classified by
the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies. Ovarian tumors are
generally classified by (a) cellular origin and (b) how those cells
behave—ranging from the least aggressive to the most malignant. The
classification and grade of a tumor may be used to predict its likely behavior.
In ovarian cancer, this is generally based on the microscopic appearance of the
tumor tissue as derived from a biopsy sample.
Over the years, my thinking about the overall category of ovarian
cancer has evolved considerably. I would like to share with you some of the
core beliefs I have developed about this type of cancer and the recovery
In the Moss
Report on Ovarian Cancer we fully deal with the conventional treatments of this
disease category. What are these? They mainly consist of surgery, various types
of radiation (including external beam, brachytherapy or radioactive seeds, and
proton beam therapy), as well as various types of chemotherapy and ‘targeted’
agents. We also discuss the issue
of “watchful waiting” in ovarian cancer. When might this be appropriate as an
We are not allied with any doctor, hospital or agency that
administers such treatments. This gives us the unusual ability to assess the
effectiveness of these treatments without any prejudice created by how we earn
our living. We combine this with a detailed knowledge of how these treatments
are actually administered and what they are likely to deliver.
conventional treatments of cancer of the ovaries definitely have their place,
and have often been instrumental in a cure, I also believe that there are new
treatments that offer hope to cancer of the ovaries patients, such as those
involved in secondary prevention (i.e., to ward off recurrences).
There also are scientifically valid treatments that come from
outside conventional Western medicine. These treatments offer hope of real and
substantial benefit to ovarian cancer patients, even those with advanced
disease. In this Moss Report I will discuss the ones that I believe are most
promising and relevant. Some of the most promising involve the medical use of
heat and electricity, immunotherapy and virology.
Keep in mind that some of what are called “alternative treatments”
in the United States are accepted and used in other countries. Some cancer
treatments are so embroiled in controversy that it is difficult to arrive at
objective information about their effectiveness. I have done my best to reach a
realistic judgment on many of these. Yet other treatments and approaches appear
worthless or even dangerous.
My goal is to
provide you with information as well as to convey a way of looking at these
questions that you can apply to other treatments. I hope to give you a compass
with which to evaluate the many conflicting treatment claims in the ovarian
cancer field and to help you formulate a winning plan for yourself. Let my
knowledge, objectivity, and experience help guide your journey!
I believe that overcoming one or another form of ovarian cancer
and remaining well is more than just a physical process. Of course, medical
treatments, such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, as well as more
natural therapies, have their place in the treatment of this disease, and you
need scientific information to make rational decisions about them all. But
there is another dimension to the cancer problem. As one long-term survivor put
it, “Returning to a state of health is not just about having treatment; it
means dealing with the mental, emotional and the spiritual issues that tend to
manifest physically. It means asking, ‘Am I on the path that I want to be on?’
This Moss Report on Ovarian Cancer is dedicated to helping you to
repair the breach that this cancer has created in your life. To do so, you need
to seek emotional healing as well. The attention you give these less tangible
areas can speed healing and enhance the effectiveness of your physical
treatments. But it can also serve as a profound source of strength, peace, and
inspiration for you. What we call body, mind, and spirit are interwoven strands
that form the whole person.