Ovarian cancer treatment typically includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of therapy. The stage of ovarian cancer dictates the extent of the surgery needed to remove the ovarian cancer.
Stage I ovarian cancer may involve the removal of just one ovary while Stage IV ovarian cancer may involve the removal of ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus, as well as lymph nodes, abdominal tissues and other areas to which the ovarian cancer may have spread. Sometimes surgery is not an option because the patient is not a good candidate for surgery due to multiple chronic medical conditions. Chemotherapy to help shrink the ovarian tumor often may be the best treatment option for these patients.
The doctors of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy are skilled at removing ovarian cancer at any stage, guided by their extensive expertise and carefully-honed surgical skills. Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and traditional open surgery are surgical options offered by the experienced ovarian cancer specialists at Mercy.
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