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Treatments for Ovarian Cancer

The goal of treatment is to remove the tumor(s) while preserving as much ovarian function as possible. The treatment and management of ovarian cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of therapies. Comfort measures can be provided if ovarian cancer is in advanced stages

It is likely you will have a healthcare team that is made up of doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals. It is important to maintain contact with your medical team, adhere to recommended treatment, and go to any recommended appointments for best outcomes possible.

Treatment may involve the following:

SurgeryChemotherapyRadiationMedicationsLifestyle changesOther treatments

Existing treatment protocols have been established and continue to be modified through clinical trials. These research studies are essential to determine whether or not new treatments are both safe and effective. Since highly effective treatments for many cancers remain unknown, numerous clinical trials are always underway around the world. You may wish to ask your doctor if you should consider participating in a clinical trial. You can find out about clinical trials at the US National Institutes of Health website.

Revision Information

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  • Ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: Accessed January 3, 2014.

  • Ovarian cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated December 2013. Accessed January 3, 2014.

  • Treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: Accessed January 3, 2014.

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