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Ovarian and Fallopian Cancers Expertise

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,880 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010 in the United States. Many ovarian cancers actually begin in the fallopian tube, and fallopian tube cancer, once thought to be relatively uncommon, is managed and treated the same as ovarian cancer. Because these cancers don’t always present with early symptoms, the disease is often advanced upon diagnosis.  Another cancer that is treated in an identical manner is peritoneal cancer. Choosing the right cancer center from the start is an important step in maximizing your chances of a positive outcome.

Our team of gynecologic cancer experts has extensive experience treating ovarian cancers, and can offer you advanced surgical and radiation procedures, and access to the latest clinical trials and therapies. For women with early stage disease, Stanford offers fertility-sparing procedures that can help maximize childbearing options.

The Gynecologic Cancer program is located in the new Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, a warm and welcoming facility dedicated solely to the treatment of gynecologic and breast cancer. 

At the new Women’s Cancer Center at Stanford, you will find leading experts in the field of ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancer who offer comprehensive integrated treatment, including advanced surgical and radiation techniques and the latest chemotherapeutic agents.

Our physicians offer:

  • Surgical removal of metastatic tumors using state-of-the-art instruments or lasers to remove as much of the tumor as possible.
  • The newest drugs, including medicines that reduce the standard toxicities associated with chemotherapy
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy-treatment in which anticancer drugs are put directly into the abdominal cavity through a thin tube, which increases tumor exposure to the drugs
  • Fertility-conserving surgery and advanced assisted reproductive technology to maximize your child-bearing options whenever possible

Information on treatment for ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer.

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