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Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer greatly increases patients’ survival rates. When ovarian cancer is found early 94% of patients will live longer than 5 years. Yearly pelvic exams are recommended for early detection. During a pelvic exam, your healthcare provider will check your ovaries and uterus for any inconsistencies or abnormalities. Paying close attention to the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer can also help with detection. If your healthcare provider suspects abnormalities during your physical exam, he or she may use one or more of the following diagnostic tests to confirm and classify the mass:

Once the ovarian cancer has been confirmed, your oncologist will discuss with you the available treatment options. With ovarian cancer one or more of the following treatments are often used: