Ovarian cancer is a disease in which tumor cells are found in the ovaries. Ovarian cancer treatment depends on the type of ovarian cancer, as well as the patient's age, medical history, and tolerance and preference for specific treatment options. Ovarian cancer treatment may involve a combination of therapies, including:
In the Boston area, patients seeking ovarian cancer treatment can find expert and compassionate care at the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to expert diagnosis and treatment, patients have access to a wealth of resources that include complementary therapies like massage and acupuncture, as well as nutritional counseling, emotional support and more.
Christopher P. Crum, MD, Division Chief of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology, discusses ovarian cancer risk, steps that can be taken to reduce ovarian cancer risk and techniques for detecting ovarian cancer at earlier stages of the disease. Read the video transcript about recognizing risk factors for prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is one of the world's leading research and treatment institutions. Because of this, the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital can offer ovarian cancer treatment based on the very latest research.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is a world leader in minimally invasive surgical approaches to gynecologic cancers. We customize the surgery to your case and can offer several options for procedures to optimize your care.
Because Brigham and Women's Hospital is a major research institution, patients may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials where some of the most advanced forms of ovarian cancer treatment are being evaluated. At any given time there may be trials in progress to develop new therapies, to learn more about the genes that cause cancer, and to discover new ways of preventing cancer from developing. Our researchers are evaluating new alternatives to treat ovarian cancer such as biologic therapies that use the immune system to fight cancer and targeted therapies that use drugs or other substances to attack cancerous cells but not normal cells.
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