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In some cases, ovarian cancer may be prevented in women who are at a high risk for the disease by removing the ovaries.
Once ovarian cancer has developed, the best chance for successful treatment and a cure occurs when ovarian cancer is caught in its earliest stage. Unfortunately, more than half of all women with ovarian cancer will die of the disease.
Treatment of ovarian cancer is aggressive and involves surgical removal of both ovaries, the fallopian tubes, and the uterus. In addition, any lymph nodes and abdominal tissue to which ovarian cancer has spread will also be removed surgically. The chance for a cure of ovarian cancer is best when this surgery is performed by a specialist called a gynecologic oncologist.
Chemotherapy is generally prescribed to kill any remaining cancer cells and prevent the reappearance of ovarian cancer. Chemotherapy is also used to slow the growth of ovarian cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Radiation therapy may also be done.
Treatment also includes regular medical follow-up visits to monitor treatment, progress, side effects of treatment and the potential for recurrences of ovarian cancer. Tests used to monitor progress and possible recurrences include the CA-125 test and CT and PET scan.
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