Ovarian cancers can start in the different kind of tissues that compose the ovary, but they most often start in the most superficial layer. In this case, the tumors can form weak strands that can shed from the tumor and go into the abdominal cavity and thus form other tumors.
This cancer develops slowly and provokes few symptoms. There are no screening examinations that enable to detect this cancer precociously. Most of the times, the tumors that affect the ovary are benign. They look like cysts with liquid in them. But sometimes malignant tumors can occur.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment in India
There are three main forms Ovarian Cancer Treatment that are offered:
- Surgery to remove cancerous tissue
- Chemotherapy to destroy cancer cells using strong anti-cancer drugs
- Radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells by high-energy radiation exposure.
For this cancer, radiotherapy is almost never used. The most common treatment is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
If the size of the tumors enables its direct removal, the surgeon generally removes the ovaries, the uterus, a part of the peritoneum and the abdominal lymph nodes. All the visible tumors have to be removed. To avoid relapses, chemotherapy is done after the surgery, even if there are no visible lesions.
Sometimes, tumors are too big or too numerous to be removed. In this case, chemotherapy is done first in order to decrease the size and number of tumors. After that, the tumors are removed by surgery.
For ovarian cancer, a new kind a chemotherapy, injected directly into the peritoneum, can be used. This technique enables to have a direct action on the pelvic tumors, but it may not always possible to use it.
Technology Used for Treating Ovarian Cancer
Apart from surgery and chemotherapy, the new age technology used for ovarian cancer treatment include Radiology and Radiation Oncology, which are advanced imaging technology that can be used to detect ovarian cancer.
Technologies for detection of ovarian cancer:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Nuclear Medicine
- PET Fusion
- Robotic Surgical System
- Trilogy Image Guided Radiation Therapy System (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy System (IMRT)
Ovarian Cancer Experts
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating ovarian cancer and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in gynecologic oncology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and ovarian cancer treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of ovarian cancer. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced cancer treatments in India.