All women are at risk for ovarian cancer. In fact, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with this disease each year, with about 20 percent of cases detected in their early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, about 94 percent of women live longer than five years after diagnosis when ovarian cancer is found at a localized stage (when the cancer is still confined to the ovaries).
Ovarian cancer treatment options
Determining the most effective treatment depends on the stage of your cancer.
Once you and your physician know the stage, you can discuss your treatment options with more clarity. The main treatments for ovarian cancer are:
- Hormone therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
Your doctors may recommend two or more treatments in succession, or determine that combining treatments could maximize your outcome.
Consider participating in clinical trials
As you work with your cancer care team to make treatment plan decisions, consider taking part in clinical trials. These research studies test new approaches to treatment. Clinical trials are how doctors learn whether a treatment is safe, effective and possibly better than the standard treatment. Clinical trials test new drugs, a new combination of standard treatments or new doses of standard drugs or other treatments.
Hope for beating ovarian cancer is on your side, and close to home
If you or a loved one is facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis, a team of credentialed and experienced oncologists is ready to provide you advanced, compassionate
ovarian cancer treatment in East Texas. The physicians at HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas are double- and triple-board-certified, and each brings deep experience in his or her oncologic subspecialty. Together, we offer comprehensive, modern cancer therapies with genuine caring and dedication to your unique needs. And with five locations throughout the region, we strive to make your care as accessible and convenient as possible.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 903-617-5293 or click here to use our online form.