Going through cancer gives you an opportunity to see what you're made of.
This group follows you every step of the way, communicating and collaborating closely to deliver outstanding care. Their aim is to deliver the most advanced ovarian cancer therapies with the least impact on your body.
You benefit from this approach, as well as the expertise of some of the nation's top radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists and pathologists. They are joined by a support staff extensively trained to provide the highest level of care for ovarian cancer.
Care Planned Just For You
Your treatment for ovarian cancer is personalized to include leading-edge technologies and techniques. These may include advanced surgical procedures, chemotherapy options and targeted therapies. In addition, we offer treatment for benign (not cancer) tumors of the ovaries.
We are one of the most active centers in the nation for treatment of rare ovarian cancers, offering the highest level of care, as well as clinical trials and innovative approaches, including targeted therapies.
Surgery often is needed to diagnose ovarian cancer, and it often is the first line of treatment. Because MD Anderson is a leading cancer center with one of the most active ovarian cancer programs, our surgeons have a high level of expertise that sets them apart from many others.
We are leaders in studying ovarian cancer on the molecular level and translating research into advanced ways to find and treat the disease. Through our high risk ovarian cancer screening clinic and gynecologic cancer genetics clinic, we offer genetic testing for women with hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) and other high-risk inherited conditions.
MD Anderson leads the nation in innovative research into the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of ovarian cancer, including rare ovarian cancers. In fact, we are one of the few cancer centers in the nation to house a prestigious federally funded ovarian cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) program. This means we offer a variety of clinical trials of new treatments for ovarian cancer.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about ovarian cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
Aggressive ovarian cancer is part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program: an ambitious effort to reduce cancer deaths through the rapid discovery and implementation of new treatments.
Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose ovarian cancer, as well as how they determine its stage.
October 21, 2013
Betty White helped doctors catch her ovarian cancer in its earliest
stages by being her own best advocate.
She first went to her gynecologist after she'd been experiencing continual fatigue and lower abdominal pain in 1997. But the first tests the doctor ran didn't raise any red flags.
When Betty's symptoms were still bothering her three months later, she underwent a laparoscopy and then a complete hysterectomy...