Surgical Procedures for Ovarian Cancer
- Identifying exactly how advanced the cancer is and how far it has spread
- Removing only the diseased ovary through oophorectomy—uncommon
- Removing both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, the uterus, and as much suspicious-looking lymph nodes or tissue as possible if the cancer has spread to other organs in the pelvis
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/06/2014 -
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