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When you've been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, your doctor will work with you to decide what treatment is right for you.
If you have ovarian cancer, you may be worried about your diagnosis and prognosis -- as well as the cost of treatment.
Ongoing research and treatment advances give women with advanced ovarian cancers more options and the chance to live longer.
As you get treatment for ovarian cancer, you’ll have a whole group of professionals behind you.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising way to kill ovarian cancer cells.
Because of such negative outcomes for advanced ovarian cancer, many doctors urge their patients to join in clinical trials.
A gynecologic oncologist does ovarian cancer surgery. This doctor treats cancers of a woman's reproductive tract.
A type of exploratory surgery called “upfront cytoreductive surgery” looks for signs of ovarian cancer in the abdominal cavity.
An oophorectomy is surgery to remove your ovaries. You might also hear it called ovary removal surgery.
Interval debulking surgery is a way to treat advanced ovarian cancer when primary surgery isn’t possible.
Chemotherapy is usually recommended after surgery to treat most stages of ovarian cancer.
Get answers to your questions about chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a type of ovarian cancer treatment in which chemo drugs are pumped into your belly cavity.
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. It uses chemo drugs to shrink tumors before surgery.
Radiation therapy may help some people with ovarian cancer. It’s not used much for this cancer, but it can help ease pain.
Proton beam therapy is a type of radiation that destroys tumor cells. This is an option for advanced ovarian cancer.
Targeted therapy uses drugs to identify specific and unique features of ovarian cancer cells to attack them.
Although immunotherapy doesn’t work for everyone, it’s quickly becoming an option for people with returning ovarian cancer.
A new group of targeted cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors are changing the way doctors treat ovarian cancer.
Scientists continue to study new treatments for drug-resistant ovarian cancer. Mirvetuximab soravtansine shows promise.
Hormone therapy is a type of treatment your doctor may recommend as part of therapy for certain types of ovarian cancer.
Aromatase inhibitors treat some ovarian tumors and low-grade ovarian cancers, but only in women who are past menopause.
Ovarian cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy can cause different side effects.
Ovarian cancer treatments can affect your fertility or even cause infertility.
Surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy for ovarian cancer and other cancers can cause women to start early menopause.
Medically induced menopause is almost universal during ovarian cancer treatment.