Two types. Usually having a gynecological oncologist and a medical oncologist is best in managing ovarian cancer.
A gynecologic. Oncologist specializes in treating female genital tract cancers, both the surgical and chemotherapeutic aspects.
What is the best way to treat a partial small bowel obstructon or someone with newly diagnosed stage III ovarian cancer. Recent tx with chemo?
Obstruction. The best bet is chemo. Otherwise conservative measures and reserve surgery for failure.
Depends. It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage.
Ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It I best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by chemotherapy in most cases.
Surg+/-Chemo. Ovarian cancer is first treated with surgery and then depending on the findings from surgery chemotherapy may or may not be recommended.
Surgery. Ovarian cancer is almost always treated first with surgery. The goal is to remove every bit of ovarian cancer from the abdomen, including the tiny nodules you see in the picture. This might involve removing the ovaries and uterus, parts of the bowel or bladder, etc. Chemotherapy may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of ovarian cancer returning, but surgery is first and foremost.
None. Unfortunately, no screening test (be it ultrasound, physical exam, or ca 125 tumor marker) can detect ovarian cancer early enough to make a difference. People with high risk for cancer often choose to have the ovaries removed before they get malignant. If you have concerns about your risk, please have a chat with your doc. Best to you.
Study for what? Are you trying to decide if you have advanced ovarian cancer or want to monitor it? There are no good screening tests but if you are suspicious of a problem, or at high risk, a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound and ca-125 blood test are used for screening. A cat scan can be helpful if there are strong suspicions (abdom bloating, palpable mass, elevated ca-125). Send more info.