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How Is Ovarian Cancer Treated?

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, your doctor will most likely refer you to a gynecologic oncologist. If they don't, ask to be referred. A GynOnc specializes in gynecologic cancers including ovarian cancer. 

Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Some options to be considered are:

  • Surgery - surgery is the main treatment for most ovarian cancers. However, the type of surgery will depend on how far the cancer has spread, your overall health and if you still hope to have children

  • Radiation therapy​

  • Chemotherapy

  • Hormone therapy

  • Targeted therapy

  • Immunotherapy

If you are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer you may want to take part in a Clinical Trial. Clinical Trials use new treatment options to see if they are safe and effective. Therefore, you would be receiving cutting-edge treatment and advancing medicine forward for all!


Women's Cancer Research Foundation has numerous open clinical trials. If you do not see a Clinical Trial in our queue, here are a few other sites to visit for Clinical Trials.

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