Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a drug or a combination of drugs that uses chemicals to kill fast growing cells, most importantly cancer cells. The chemotherapy drugs are injected either into the vein or it can be taken orally. This treatment is usually used after the patient has undergone surgery in order to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Cancer treatment

Surgery

As standard of care surgery is typically involves a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus and cervix, and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, which is the removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries. In some cases, the uterus and one ovary can be left so that reproduction is possible. At our center we employ minimally invasive surgery, usually involving robotics, in order to avoid big incisions and speed up recovery.

Targeted Therapy

This treatment plan uses biological medications that target weaknesses that are present within cancer cells. This may involve immune modulation or interrupting cellular processes within cancer cells. Targeted therapy is often used when ovarian cancer returns after a patient has undergone other treatments or if the cancer resists the other treatments.

Integrative Support

We address lifestyle choices, nutrition, complementary support including mind-body techniques as critical proactive ways to help cancer-proof your body and help guide you to a thriving survivorship.