How is ovarian cancer treated

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Consider the options without feeling rushed. If there is anything you don’t understand, ask to have it explained. The choice of treatment depends largely on the type of cancer and the stage of the disease.

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How is ovarian cancer treated?This information represents the views of the doctors and nurses serving on the American Cancer Society'sCancer Information Database Editorial Board. These views are based on their interpretation of studiespublished in medical journals, as well as their own professional experience.The treatment information in this document is not official policy of the Society and is not intended asmedical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your cancer care team. It is intended to help youand your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.Your doctor may have reasons for suggesting a treatment plan different from these general treatmentoptions. Don't hesitate to ask him or her questions about your treatment options.General treatment informationAfter the diagnostic tests are done, your cancer care team will recommend 1 or moretreatment options. The main treatments for ovarian cancer are:??Surgery??Chemotherapy??Hormone therapy??Targeted therapy??Radiation therapyOften, 2 or more different types of treatments are used.Consider the options without feeling rushed. If there is anything you don't understand,ask to have it explained. The choice of treatment depends largely on the type of cancerand the stage of the disease. In patients who did not have surgery as their first treatment,the exact stage may not be known. Treatment then is based on other availableinformation.Other factors that could play a part in choosing t

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