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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.

Surgery

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.

Radiation

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. 

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FeaturedStories of Inspiration

I have ovarian cancer? Now what?

Being told that I have ovarian cancer was the last thing that I expected to hear on May 13, 2020. In December of 2019 I was living it up in Las Vegas for my 30th Birthday and the following February I started to notice bloating in my abdomen. After the bloating went away for a short period of time, I…
Stephanie Krieg
May 14, 2021

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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