Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer
For most ovarian cancer patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), chemotherapy is an important part of treatment. Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells and tumors in the body.
Many of our patients have received prior ovarian cancer chemotherapy treatments. Our medical oncologists treat ovarian cancer with an aggressive and creative approach, trying different chemotherapy drug combinations when standard therapy is not enough.
We also choose methods that deliver high doses of chemotherapy to tumors, while minimizing damage to the rest of your body. For the treatment of ovarian cancer, chemotherapy is typically given:
For many of our patients, we place a port to deliver chemotherapy directly to the veins or tumor site, which reduces discomfort for ongoing chemotherapy treatment.