Ovarian Cancer

  • Author: Maurie Markman, MD (More Info)
  • Associate Editor: Robert F. Ozols, MD, PhD
  • Editor In Chief: Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/26/18 (What's New)


  • Total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, and omentectomy in early stage cancer may be curative with a reduced need for chemotherapy
  • International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) and American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging guidelines are commonly used (Table 3)[Prat 2014; AJCC 2017]

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