Tumor of the Ovary Treatment
Treatment for ovarian cancer depends on the stage (spread) of the disease. Treatment usually includes some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Treatment options for ovarian cancer includes:
- Surgery for ovarian cancer:
- Removal of cancer and surrounding lymph nodes
- Helps in staging the cancer
- Hysterectomy with removal of both tubes and ovaries
- Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer:
- Cisplatin (Platinol)
- Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
- Liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil)
- Topotecan (Hycamtin)
- Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
- Paclitaxel (Taxol)
- Radiation therapy for ovarian cancer:
- Exposing cancer cells to radiation can kill them.
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Medications for nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy include:
Tumor of the Ovary Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk of ovarian cancer complications?
- Is my daughter at risk for this condition?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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