The multispecialty team provides each patient with a personalized care plan to create the path for the most optimal outcome, including recommendations for advanced diagnostics, consideration of minimally invasive options and participation in promising clinical trials, as well as complete follow-up care.
When ovarian cancer is detected or suspected, surgery is the usually recommended treatment. Studies have shown that surgery performed by a specialist in gynecologic oncology results in a higher rate of cure. Chemotherapy is used after surgery to treat any residual disease and can also be used to treat women who have a recurrence.
Women with a high risk of ovarian cancer can talk to their doctor about having their ovaries removed, even if they do not have any symptoms and all testing is negative for ovarian cancer. This risk reducing procedure is called a prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Women with a positive test for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations may wish to explore this option with their physician.
NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (NorthShore) team of gynecologic oncologists manages and oversees each patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment, including the surgical and chemotherapeutic aspects of care, as well as coordinating with other specialists as needed.
NorthShore offers a full range of surgical options and expertise for patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Led by nationally recognized surgeons, NorthShore offers a wide range of options including minimally invasive and robotic surgery for many patients.
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