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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Ovarian cancer requires expert care.
Our gynecologic oncologists are here to help.

If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or have been told that you may have cancer, staging the cancer to determine your treatment plan is essential. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our gynecologic oncologists are trained and experienced in treating all stages of ovarian cancer, and they will work with you to design a care plan that is tailored to your needs and treatment goals.

Our gynecologic oncologists will lead your multidisciplinary care team, managing every aspect of your treatment, from performing tumor-removal surgery to administering chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/or hormone therapy. Your care team will also tailor your treatment plan based on your individual needs, such as incorporating fertility-preserving options if possible and helping you manage ovarian cancer-related side effects, like fatigue, nausea and neuropathy.

Explore this section to learn more about ovarian cancer, its symptoms, signs and the treatment options we offer.

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Learn about ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer affects roughly one in 75 women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Ovarian cancer most commonly affects women over the age of 50, although it may occur in women of any age. 

Ovarian cancer originates in the ovaries, which are almond-shaped female reproductive glands that produce eggs and the hormones estrogen and progesterone. It’s similar to cancers that develop in the fallopian tubes (fallopian tube cancer) and peritoneum (peritoneal cancer), which are treated in similar ways. When ovarian cancer metastasizes, it may spread to organs and tissues in the abdomen, pelvis and lymph nodes, or to distant sites throughout the body, such as the lungs. The most common type of ovarian cancer is epithelial, which begins in the layer of cells that cover the ovaries and the abdominal cavity. Epithelial cancers account for roughly 85 percent to 90 percent of all ovarian cancer cases.

Ovarian cancer diagnostic evaluations

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and may mimic common digestive issues. Finding an appropriate treatment plan starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our gynecologic oncologists use advanced diagnostic tools to determine the type and stage of ovarian cancer. Your gynecologic oncologist may recommend imaging tests, such as ultrasound or CT scans, blood tests or a biopsy to remove a tissue sample. Once your cancer is diagnosed and staged, your care team will recommend a personalized ovarian cancer treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Learn about ovarian cancer diagnostic evaluations.

Ovarian cancer advanced treatments

The first-line treatment for ovarian cancer is typically surgery, and our gynecologic oncologists are trained and experienced in a broad array of procedures, including radical debulking surgery and robotic techniques. We also offer a variety of non-surgical options to treat ovarian cancer, including chemotherapy and hormone therapy. In addition to using advanced treatments to target and destroy cancer cells, we work with you to help prevent the growth of new cancer cells and to reduce the impact of treatment-related side effects.

Learn about ovarian cancer advanced treatments.

Ovarian cancer supportive care services

At CTCA®, we treat your cancer with a team approach to care. Our supportive care providers work with you and your gynecologic oncologist to supplement your cancer treatments with supportive therapies designed to help reduce cancer-related symptoms and side effects. Our therapies are designed to help you stay strong and improve your quality of life throughout treatment—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Learn more about ovarian cancer supportive care services.

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What is genetic testing?

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Cancer is caused by abnormalities, or mutations, in the DNA of cells that make them grow out of control. Sometimes, these mutations are passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic testing may help patients determine whether their cancer resulted from a hereditary mutation, and whether they may be at an increased risk of another cancer.