Disease and Drug Information
Ovarian epithelial cancer is the most common type of ovarian cancer. It begins in the tissue that covers the ovaries. This information is not about ovarian germ cell tumors or other types of ovarian cancer.
Arizona Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide you with the best possible care. We are also eager to explain the facts and answer your questions at every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality compassionate care to our patients.
We understand that a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be overwhelming. Our team of experts will arrange your consultation quickly so you can get the information you need. We will help you, and your family, make individualized treatment decisions in partnership with our medical team. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue with routine activities of daily life.
Genetic Counseling for Ovarian Cancers
Genetic counseling is an important piece of our gynecological oncology program. Ovarian cancers, in particular, are sometimes associated with inheritable gene changes that increase the risk for types of cancer. Most well known is the association between ovarian cancer and mutations in genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, which also increase the risk for breast and prostate cancer. Finding a mutation in one of these genes may not only explain your current cancer but may guide your ovarian cancer treatment, and allow us to tailor screening or preventative recommendations for you and for your family members. We recognize that discussing an increased risk for cancer for yourself and your family can be a difficult and intimidating process. Genetic counseling and screening for patients and their families are available some locations. Feel free to ask your provider for more details.
Arizona Oncology has offices located throughout Arizona where you will receive state-of-the-art treatment in a caring and comfortable environment close to home, work, and family.
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Individualized Treatment Planning
Our program is designed to provide patients and their loved ones with the knowledge to help choose the course of treatment that best fits their needs, in collaboration with a specialized medical team. Advances in ovarian cancer research now allow us to plan personalized ovarian cancer treatment plans based on the specific biologic characteristics of your cancer, resulting in better outcomes and fewer side effects. During your consultation, you will learn about treatment options for ovarian cancer. We will take the time and opportunity to answer your questions and ensure that you understand the reasoning behind our recommendations.
Arizona Oncology will work with patients to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your care. We can direct you to resources for financial assistance programs, community resources, supportive care programs, and more. Nurse Navigators are available at some locations. Feel free to ask your provider for more details.
Our participation in high-priority clinical trials through US Oncology Research may provide early access to new therapies that are not available elsewhere. We believe in clinical research and hope that you will consider participating in the development of new treatments through innovative research, making strides to ensure that tomorrow’s care will be even better than today’s.
Multidisciplinary Case Review
Your medical team will perform an in-depth review of your case to enhance communication and guide individualized treatment recommendations. This will generally include input from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, pathology, and genetics.
Testing and Treatment
Arizona Oncology offers the latest treatments for ovarian cancer and our team provides the most informed, individualized treatment recommendations. Genetic counseling and screening for patients and their families are available some locations. Feel free to ask your provider for more details.
Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your cancer experience. We coordinate and work with many foundations throughout the community to help support your needs during treatment.
Our scheduling staff will work with patients to arrange convenient appointments. Contact us for an appointment.
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Ovarian Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information and more.View All Types of Cancer