Category: Ovarian Cancer

Bev’s Story
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Bev’s Story

Bev Kwasniewski, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Brian Loggie of Creighton University Medical Center. Watch the news video below: Hot Chemo Pioneer Treats Patients From Around the Globe Schedule a Conversation with Dr. Brian Loggie

Julie’s Story
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Julie’s Story

Julie Khoury, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin of Jupiter Medical Center. Watch the news video here: Local Cancer Treatment featured on The Good Doctor Contact Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin

Susan’s Story; Ovarian Cancer
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Susan’s Story; Ovarian Cancer

I’m glad I was lying down when the doctor told me the true cause of my stomach pains. “Well, you’ve got a tumor” were his first words to me. I had just awakened in a hospital bed on the morning after emergency surgery. It was Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Halloween. …The tumor turned out to...

Lori’s Story
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Lori’s Story

Lori Moon, of Lincoln, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Thomas Minor of Rhode Island Hospital. Read her story and watch the news video.

Henrietta’s Story
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Henrietta’s Story

“While I knew something was wrong, I would never have guessed ovarian cancer,” Henri said. “It just seemed impossible that I could have it when I had no ovaries.” “Having this kind of advanced procedure available for patients tells me that Beebe is dedicated to the health of the community and passionate about bringing the latest technology here."

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Surgery for Ovarian Cancer

The first line in the treatment and diagnosis of ovarian cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is often surgery. Our goal during ovarian cancer surgery is to locate and remove all visible signs of cancer in a process called debulking.

During surgery for ovarian cancer, our gynecologic oncologists may also collect samples from a variety of tissues to test for the presence of cancer in order to determine whether the cancer has spread, or metastasized. They also work with other members of your care team to anticipate and help manage side effects that may result from surgery.

Whether an ovarian cancer patient is a candidate for surgery depends on several factors, including preexisting medical conditions, nutritional status, whether the patient has undergone previous surgeries to treat the cancer, and, in the case of a recurrence, when the last cancer treatment was performed.