Ovarian Cancer Treatment
At Northern Westchester Hospital, women have access to the most innovative and comprehensive ovarian cancer treatment, including leading-edge technologies like the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system.
To find a doctor, call our referral line at 877.4 NWH DOC (877-469-4363) or request a doctor online.
Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the ovaries, which are part of a woman's reproductive system.
During the early stages of this disease, symptoms can include:
- Unexplained weight gain
- Feeling bloated through the pelvic area
- Increased flatulence and loose stools
- Stomach pain and discomfort
- Difficulty urinating and completely emptying your bladder
- Pain during sexual intercourse or with the use of tampons
If you have concerns about ovarian cancer, or if you have a family history of gynecological cancers, be sure to speak with your doctor or gynecologist.
Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer
If your doctor suspects you may have ovarian cancer, one or more of the following diagnostic imaging tests may be prescribed:
- A pelvic exam
- Trans-vaginal ultrasound
- CT scan
- Chest x-ray
- PET scan
- MRI scan
You can also expect to have blood work, and you may be referred for a colonoscopy to examine your large intestine for signs of cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment Options
Your treatment options for ovarian cancer may include:
The type of treatment you can have will depend on the stage of your ovarian cancer, where the cancerous cells are located, and personalized recommendations from your cancer care team.
Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
Here at NWH, our team of gynecologic surgeons offer minimally-invasive ovarian cancer treatment using laparoscopic techniques to eliminate the need for large, open surgical incisions. This means fewer surgical complications and reduced risks of infections and bleeding following your operation.
Our surgical ovarian cancer treatment services include:
- Minimally-invasive laparotomy
- Hysterectomy using the da Vinci robotic surgical system
- Laparoscopic lymph node dissection
By using the most advanced medical technologies like the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, our expert medical professionals are making recovery from ovarian cancer treatment and surgery faster and safer than ever. To learn more about our gynecological cancer services, contact us online or call us at (877) 469-4362 (877.4 NWH DOC).