How is ovarian cancer treated?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Standard treatment for women with ovarian cancer involves aggressive debulking surgery and chemotherapy. The aim of cytoreductive surgery is to confirm the diagnosis, define the extent of disease, and resect all visible tumor.  Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is increasingly used. 


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