Your Treatment Begins Here

Treatment of ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. If the disease is confined to one or both ovaries, with no obvious spread to other organs, the primary disease is removed and a staging procedure is performed. This could involve removal of the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus and nearby lymph nodes, biopsies from the pelvis and abdomen and removal of a fold of fatty abdominal tissue where ovarian cancer often spreads, called the omentum. For more advanced disease there would be an effort to remove all of the obvious disease if possible. After surgery, chemotherapy would be offered to kill any remaining cancer cells.