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How is ovarian cancer typically treated?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Surg+/-Chemo

Ovarian cancer is first treated with surgery and then depending on the findings from surgery chemotherapy may or may not be recommended.

In brief: Surg+/-Chemo

Ovarian cancer is first treated with surgery and then depending on the findings from surgery chemotherapy may or may not be recommended.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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