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Overview of 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.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Your Baylor Scott & White Health 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. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for Ovarian Cancer Care

The Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection and treatment of patients with gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer​.

Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey. 

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer.

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