Comprehensive care for ovarian cancer

The ovaries have several layers of cells that make up the organs. Ovarian cancer is when cells in any of these layers begin to grow at a rapid and uncontrollable rate. These cells begin to clump together and develop into tumors. Some of these tumors become cancerous. Ovarian cancer is the fifth-most common cancer among women.

Many of our Baylor Scott & White Health locations across Texas offer dedicated navigators to help guide you through your ovarian cancer treatment plan. Collaborate with your physician and make appointments, as necessary to discuss the right treatment for you. Our navigators can also offer referrals to other sources of support and aid with emotional needs.

Contact a patient navigator

Ovarian cancer treatment

Your Baylor Scott & White Health cancer care team will help develop a treatment plan for you. Many of our locations have gynecologic oncologists on the medical staff who specialize in diagnosing and treating gynecologic cancers.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of ovarian cancer, and personal preferences. Ovarian cancer treatment options may include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Cytoreduction
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Pain management
  • Clinical trials

Innovative cancer research

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) conducts studies exploring potentially new medications and therapies for nearly a dozen different cancer types. Trials are currently underway at select Baylor Scott & White facilities in North and Central Texas.