Ovarian Cancer Treatment in New Jersey

Where you go for diagnostic services and ovarian cancer treatment matters. More people in the tri-state area choose us for our expertise and comprehensive care approach. If you are looking for an oncology care team—or a second opinion—consider our cancer care centers in New Jersey.

Understanding Ovarian Cancer

Different types of tumors can grow in a woman’s ovaries. Some are benign and noncancerous, which means they can’t spread. Those types of tumors typically can be removed by taking out the ovary or part of it. 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.

The main types of ovarian cancer include:

  • Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: This is by far the most common type of ovarian cancer and originates in cells on the surface of the ovary. Many epithelial ovarian cancers start in fallopian tube or peritoneal (the lining of the inside of the belly) epithelial cells, then go to the surface of the ovary.
  • Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer: This cancer starts in the cells that form eggs in the ovary. These rare tumors are most common in women in their teens and early twenties. There are different sub-types of germ cell tumors.
  • Stromal Cell Cancer: This rare form of cancer forms in the tissue that makes certain female hormones and holds the ovaries in place.

How Ovarian Cancer is Diagnosed

The following are methods that gynecologic oncologists use to detect ovarian cancer:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • CA-125 blood tests
  • Biopsies

If initial exams strongly suggest that you have ovarian cancer, your oncologist may request more tests to better define the cancer. Further testing can help show if the cancer has grown into nearby areas or spread to other parts of your body, and assist you and your care team in determining the best type of treatment. Additional tests can include an x-ray, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, colonoscopy, or laparoscopy.

Full-Scope Ovarian Cancer Care in NJ

We are pleased to be a leader in treating ovarian cancer. Our gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and other allied health professionals use the latest therapies and methods. Best of all, we work with you to ensure that you are fully educated and empowered about your care plan. That’s why our cancer care goes above and beyond the norm—and so many patients are pleased with the results.

Ovarian cancer treatments can include a combination of solutions. Most often, ovarian cancer is treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells, is not often used in ovarian cancer patients. Immunotherapy—leveraging drugs to activate the body’s immune system to fight cancer—as well as clinical trials, are also possible options.

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200 South Orange Avenue
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110 Rehill Avenue
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