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Experts in Treating Ovarian Cancer

Understanding more about your cancer can help you better understand the treatment options available. Our team offers surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling, nutritional counseling and symptom management, and access to clinical trials investigating immunotherapy and other promising treatments, and more.

To find a gynecologic oncologist: (855) 714-1053

Cancers We Treat

Our services include the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and high risk conditions of the vulva; vagina; cervix; uterus; and ovaries, fallopian tubes and peritoneum, along with rare conditions such as uterine sarcoma and gestational trophoblastic disease.

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Talk to an Ovarian Cancer Specialist

If you’re suffering from symptoms of ovarian cancer, or have been diagnosed, one of our experts may be able to help.

Our Ovarian Cancer Doctors

Questions About Ovarian Cancer?

There are multiple ways to treat gynecologic malignancies such as ovarian cancer.  These may include: surgery, radiation, and/or medications. Your Gynecologic Oncologist at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s will help you understand which treatment is most appropriate for you.

Here are some questions to ask your doctor:

  • What is my diagnosis and prognosis?
  • What is your experience in treating the cancer I have?
  • How will you determine the best treatment for me?
  • How long does each treatment option typically last, both individually and as a series of treatments?
  • How will you know if the treatment is making progress?

You can minimize your risk of developing gynecologic cancers or discovering it at a later stage through these steps:

  • HPV vaccine. Human papillomavirus (HPV)  a very common sexually transmitted infection. Vaccines protect against the HPV types that most often cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls and boys.
  • Screening tests. These include the Pap test for cervical cancer and the HPV test. Talk to your health professional about how often you should have these tests. According to the Centers for Disease Control, HPV is thought to be responsible for more than 90 percent of anal and cervical cancers and more than 50 percent of vaginal, vulvar, and penile cancers.
  • Identifying genetic mutations in your family such as BRCA 1/2 or Lynch Syndrome genes and undergoing appropriate screening and even risk reducing (prophylactic) surgery
  • Eat Well. A diet rich with antioxidants may decrease your chance for developing certain cancers.
  • Do not smoke or stop smoking.
  • Try to get 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 days per week.
  • Try to get between 7-8 hours of sleep.