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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ovarian Cancer

Medically Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on June 13, 2021
  1. Has my ovarian cancer spread?
  2. Do I have to have both of my ovaries removed? If so, will I have hot flashes?
  3. How confident are you that all of the cancer has been removed?
  4. What are my treatment options? Surgery? Chemotherapy? Radiation Therapy? Targeted therapy? Hormone therapy?

  5. How long will I have to undergo chemotherapy?

  6. What side effects should I look for? Are there ways to minimize these side effects?
  7. Will I need any additional surgery?
  8. Should I be tested for the BRCA-1 BRCA-2 mutations? What will the results tell me?
  9. What signs should I look for that might indicate the ovarian cancer has come back?
  10. How often should I come in for follow-up visits?
  11. Will this diagnosis change my recommendation for mammograms?
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