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What You Need to Know

As science progresses, ovarian cancer treatment options expand and therapies advance. Learn about the treatments in use today, their role in treating the disease, managing chemotherapy side effects, and the complementary therapies that many women find helpful.


Most women with ovarian cancer will have surgery at some point during the course of their disease, and each has different goals.

Chemotherapy and side effects

It’s important to understand how chemotherapy works before starting treatment.


Less commonly used in the U.S. for ovarian cancer, radiation therapy uses high-energy x­-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors in other parts of the body. 

FeaturedStories of Inspiration

What Moves You – Rhoda’s Story

For August, we highlight advocacy in action as we share stories of those making a difference with their miles and spreading awareness of ovarian cancer. Hear from Rhoda, ovarian cancer advocate and Together in TEAL participant, as she shares her experience getting physically active to support ovarian cancer and honor her sister, Robin. NOCC: How did you become involved with…
Stephanie Krieg
August 1, 2022

Complementary Therapies

Also called integrative medicine, these therapies are used with standard medicine as a whole­-body approach for fighting disease, reducing stress and side effects.

Research and Clinical Trials

Research relies on clinical trials, each designed to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. 

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