Surgery

Read about the different types of surgery, preparing for the operation, and recovery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for ovarian cancer. It is usually carried out by a surgeon who specialises in gynaecological cancer surgery. The aim of ovarian cancer surgery is to remove all of the cancer or as much of it as possible. The exact type of surgery you have, and whether you have it before or after chemotherapy, will be affected by the stage of your cancer. 

This section gives an overview of ovarian cancer surgery - the different ways surgery can treat ovarian cancer and what to expect in the different stages of your recovery.   

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