Every person, and every ovarian cancer, is unique. Your treatment should be, too.

Ovarian cancer is a complex and aggressive cancer that may have already spread to other areas of your body when you get your diagnosis. To give you the most effective treatment possible, your doctor needs to know what type and stage of ovarian cancer you have.

Based on this information, your personalized treatment plan may include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery to remove as much cancer as possible from your ovaries
  • Chemotherapy to kill cancer cells anywhere in the body
  • Targeted therapy that kills only cancer cells by targeting a mutation in their DNA
  • Hormone therapy to reduce your risk of getting ovarian cancer again
  • Immunotherapy that uses your immune system to destroy cancerous cells
  • Clinical trials that use new medicines to fight ovarian cancer

Planning for Your Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Your doctor will help explain the risks and benefits of possible treatments. You’ll also want to consider your future.

Treating ovarian cancer often means removing your ovaries, fallopian tubes and/or uterus. That can affect your ability to have children in the future. Before starting treatment, you should talk to your doctor about your fertility preservation options.

You should also plan for treatment side effects. These treatments can affect your appetite, energy levels, and immune system. It’s a good idea to plan how treatments might affect your ability to live and work and seek help from loved ones.

If you are unsure about your treatment plan, you can also seek a second opinion. Different cancer centers may offer further clinical trials. It’s a good idea to explore all your options.

Through our partnership with Roswell Park, we can offer you access to the latest clinical trials, targeted therapies, immunotherapies and more for ovarian cancer. You can get all the treatment you need, close to home.

Live-Saving Cancer Care, nearby in your community.

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