Ovarian Cancer Treatment by Stage
Ovarian cancer treatment by stage will depend on the type of ovarian cancer a woman has: ovarian epithelial cancer, ovarian germ cell cancer, or low malignant potential ovarian cancer. Common treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Types of surgery used in ovarian cancer treatment by stage include total abdominal hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, and omentectomy.
Options for ovarian cancer treatment by stage include:
- Surgery (see Ovarian Cancer Surgery)
- Radiation therapy (see Ovarian Cancer Radiation)
- Chemotherapy (see Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy).
The treatment recommended will depend on a number of factors, including the stage of ovarian cancer, the type of ovarian cancer, and the general health of the patient.
(Click Ovarian Cancer Stages for a description of each ovarian cancer stage.)
Types of ovarian cancer include:
Ovarian Cancer Treatment by Stage for Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
As mentioned, the type and stage of ovarian cancer plays a role in a woman's treatment options. Ovarian epithelial cancer is broken down into the following stages:
- Stage I
- Stage II
- Stage III
- Stage IV