Ovarian tumors


Prevention and treatment of ovarian tumors

At Dignity Health, our team delivers personal care to prevent and treat ovarian tumors according to your risk factors, reproductive goals, age, and medical condition.

Common prevention and treatment strategies include:

  • Prescription medication, including birth control pills: Taking birth control pills decreases the risk of developing ovarian tumors. Injectable hormonal birth control may also decrease risk. For women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, doctors can prescribe a medication called tamoxifen to decrease their risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Surgery: Removing the ovaries can decrease, but not completely eliminate, the risk of ovarian tumors. This option is often recommended for women at high risk who do not plan to have any more children.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy may be given before or after surgery to shrink cancerous tumors, to eliminate any remaining cancer, or to prevent recurrence.

You can trust every part of your healing journey to Dignity Health and receive personalized treatment for ovarian tumors in NV, AZ, and CA.