Surgical Procedures for Ovarian Cancer
- Exploring to identify exactly how advanced the cancer is and how far it has spread
- Removing only the diseased ovary ( oophorectomy )
- Removing both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, the uterus, and as much associated tissue as possible (if the cancer has visibly spread to other organs in the pelvis)
- Removing both ovaries, both tubes, the uterus, and as much associated tissue as possible, as well as any suspicious-looking lymph nodes
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Ovarian cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian/ . Accessed April 8, 2009.
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- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/11/2012 -
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