Ovarian cancer is usually treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.

Sometimes surgery alone is sufficent treatment.

Here are some questions a woman may want to ask her doctor before treatment begins:

  • What is the stage of the disease?

  • What are my treatment choices? Which do you recommend for me? Why?

  • Do I need comprehensive surgical staging?

  • Is it likely that aggressive debulking surgery will be required?

  • Am I an individual who may require chemotherapy prior to my definitive surgery (this is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy)?

  • Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?

  • What are the expected benefits of each kind of treatment?

  • What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?



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  • Will I be able to adjust to this disease well?
  • Side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer
  • Side effects of chemotheray for ovarian cancer
  • Side effects of surgery for ovarian cancer
  • What are the side effects of treatment?
  • How will my doctor know if I have ovarian cancer?
  • What are the symptoms for ovarian cancer?
  • What are the causes and risk factors for ovarian cancer?
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