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What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Mohamed Elmongy answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Treatment of Ovarian: Curative surgical resection of the ovaries by proceeding with usually hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. For patients who have stage 2 or 3 will receive usually postoperative chemotherapy, often with Carboplatin and paclitaxel. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Cisplatin plus Paclitaxel results in longer survival than IV chemotherapy but may have a higher complication rate.

Answered 7/8/2015


Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It is best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by chemotherapy in most cases. Cytoreductive (debulking) surgery means that all visible and palpable cancer is removed. We recommend going on a national cancer institute (gog) trial for the chemotherapy.

Answered 12/9/2013



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