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Ovarian Cancer

The most advanced treatments for gynecologic cancer

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The most advanced treatments for gynecologic cancer

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is a leader in caring for women with ovarian cancer. You’ll be cared for by a team of gynecologic cancer experts who will customize your treatment plan around your health, lifestyle and personal needs. Our oncology specialists treat ovarian cancer with advanced therapies designed to eliminate cancer and prevent recurrence, including minimally invasive surgery that uses small incisions, potentially resulting in shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery, and immunotherapy to harness the power of the body’s own immune system.

Our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews every patient’s care plan to ensure you receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.

About ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a gynecologic cancer that begins in the ovaries. It’s the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women, and has a higher death rate than other female reproductive cancers.

About half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are age 65 or older. The disease will affect about 1 in 75 women during her lifetime. Fortunately, that rate has been slowly decreasing over the past two decades.

Ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis and stages

Ovarian cancer symptoms are unusual in the early stages of the disease, but some women do have symptoms. When ovarian cancer is detected before it has spread, treatment is more likely to be successful. Diagnostic testing and staging can help physicians determine the most effective ovarian cancer treatment. Learn more about symptoms, imaging and diagnostic testing, and cancer stages below. 

Treatment and clinical trials

Scripps MD Anderson expert cancer care teams treat our ovarian cancer patients with the most advanced treatments and technologies, including minimally invasive robotic surgery and precise radiation therapies.

Ovarian cancer treatment locations

Scripps diagnoses and treats ovarian cancer at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:

  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers

Visit cancer care locations for details of each cancer hospital, clinic and specialty center.

Support groups, services and resources

Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup of support groups, support services and resources to help you along every step of your cancer journey.