How To Treat Ovarian Cancer

Total Hysterectomy And Oophorectomy

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A woman with advanced ovarian cancer may need to undergo an oophorectomy and total hysterectomy. A total hysterectomy is a surgical procedure where the uterus and cervix are completely removed from the body. The most advanced form of ovarian cancer is often treated with a radical hysterectomy with bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy. A radical hysterectomy with bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy is a procedure used to treat ovarian and uterine cancer where the ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus, the upper part of the vagina, and tissue that surrounds these components are all removed from the body. This type of extreme approach to treating ovarian cancer is known to provide patients with the best chance of survival and the least risk for cancer reoccurrence. A patient who has had a radical hysterectomy with bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, a total hysterectomy, and a bilateral oophorectomy will be unable to bear children.

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