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Treatments for Ovarian Cancer

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The goal of treatment is to eliminate all cancer from your body. If that is not possible, treatment aims to extend your comfort by removing or killing as much cancer as possible. The treatment and management of ovarian cancer may involve simple or radical surgery, radiation , chemotherapy , or any combination of the above.

The physical effects from your cancer and its treatment will determine what lifestyle changes you need to make. Some effects will be temporary, but some may be permanent. You should talk to your doctor at every stage of treatment to find out how best to manage the effects of your tumor and treatment.

Treatment may involve the following:

Chemotherapy | Radiation | Surgery | Medications | Lifestyle changes | Other treatments

 

References:

  • Detailed guide: ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/. Accessed January 3, 2014.
  • Kasper DL, Harrison TR. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 1998.
  • Ovarian cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 2013. Accessed January 3, 2014.
  • Ovarian cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian. Accessed April 8, 2009.

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