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How much surgery will you get to treat ovarian cancer?

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How much surgery you have depends on how far the cancer has spread. In some cases, the ovaries, uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes may need to be removed. Other tissue typically removed includes lymph nodes, the omentum (fatty apron covering the intestines) and all visible cancer. If your surgery is in the very early stages or you want to have children, your doctor may not remove all your reproductive organs.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treating Ovarian Cancer," "Surgery for Ovarian Cancer," "Hormone Therapy for Ovarian Cancer," "Radiation Therapy for Ovarian Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Ovarian Cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Ovarian Cancer Treatment."

Mayo Clinic: "Ovarian Cancer: Treatment and drugs."

UpToDate: " Patient education: First-line medical treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer (Beyond the Basics)."  

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on April 08, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treating Ovarian Cancer," "Surgery for Ovarian Cancer," "Hormone Therapy for Ovarian Cancer," "Radiation Therapy for Ovarian Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Ovarian Cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Ovarian Cancer Treatment."

Mayo Clinic: "Ovarian Cancer: Treatment and drugs."

UpToDate: " Patient education: First-line medical treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer (Beyond the Basics)."  

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on April 08, 2019

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