Ovarian Cancer

When your life has been touched by ovarian cancer, you deserve the very best care. At Halifax Health – Cancer Center for Hope, a first-class team of experts offer a full array of leading-edge treatment plans and technologies, providing the finest care and achieving the best outcomes.

Ovarian Cancer FAQs

Ovarian cancer is cancer that starts in your ovaries. Only women have ovaries, so only women get this kind of cancer.

Many types of tumors can start growing in the ovaries. Some are benign. This means that they’re not cancerous. Benign tumors don’t spread. They can usually be treated by removing one ovary or part of the ovary. Ovarian cancer, however, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor. If a cancerous tumor isn’t treated, it can grow and spread to other parts of your body.

There are currently two major recognized possible treatments for ovarian cancer:

  • Surgery: Procedure where doctors physically cut out the cancer tissue from the ovaries
  • Chemotherapy: Uses chemicals to shrink or kill the cancer cells. These medications can be pills and/or given via IV injections.

Ovarian cancer symptoms include: 

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Getting full quickly
  • Weight loss
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Tiredness
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination

Central Florida Cancer Care

Halifax Health – Cancer Center for Hope has produced a long list of “firsts” in oncology diagnosis and treatment. This should be a source of confidence for you, knowing we are leaders in the development of new and better ways to discover and treat cancer.