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The main methods of treatment: surgical removal of the affected organ and chemotherapy. Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer in the early stages is carried out using the Da Vinci robot.
Kangbuk specialists prefer organ-preserving operations (whenever possible). If only one ovary is affected by tumor, doctors remove it. This means that in the future a woman will be able to have children.
The duration of hospitalization after the operation is about 10 days.
The main goal of diagnosis is to determine the location and size of the tumor. If doctor suspects a metastasis, all body is scanned by PET-CT.
The Clinic specializes in laparoscopic operations
The technique helps to avoid internal bleeding and postoperative complications.
Treatment of ovarian cancer is carried out on the basis of 2 departments of the Clinic: Oncology and Gynecology. Doctors at Gil Medical Center specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatment of ovarian cancer.
The treatment of cancer at the early stages helps to preserve the childbearing function of a patient.
A standard set of diagnostic procedures includes a series of blood tests, MRI. To search for metastases, the examination is supplemented by PET-CT.
Diagnosis of ovarian cancer lasts from 3 to 4 days.
The operation to remove one or both ovaries (oophorectomy) is performed laparoscopically. After such an intervention, patients stay at the hospital for 2 or 3 days.
Radical operations are used only at the last stages of the disease.
Specialist in minimally invasive operations is oncogynecologist with 20 years of experience, Professor Lee Kwang Beom.
In addition to surgical treatment, a doctor can prescribe chemotherapy and a course of hormonal drugs.
10,500 surgeries with the Da Vinci robot were performed at Severance
Surgery with robotic system for ovarian cancer leads to quick recovery.
The Department of Oncogynecology is one of the specialized Oncology Center divisions. Ovarian cancer is treated on its basis.
The Department is designed in a way that all the diagnostic and treatment procedures of a patient are made in the same building.
Examination for ovarian cancer is performed using the latest generation equipment: MRI, PET-CT. Additionally, a biopsy or its revision can be made.
Diagnosis takes from 2 to 4 days.
|Consultation of a gynecologist|
|Cytological (histological) study of bioptic sample|
|Tumor Marker Blood Test||400 - 500 $|
|Consultation of an oncologist|
The main way to treat ovarian cancer at Severance is to remove the affected organ. The operation is done by means of minimally invasive surgery using a Da Vinci robotic system or laparoscopically (keyhole surgery).
The period of full recovery after robotic operations is 2 weeks. Of these, a patient is at the hospital only 2 - 3 days.
With an unfavorable prognosis or the presence of metastases, chemotherapy is prescribed. Most chemotherapy drugs are injected intraperitoneally - it reduces the likelihood of side effects, because drugs do not enter the bloodstream.
A laparoscopic or open surgery is performed to remove the affected ovary. Duration of treatment is 7-8 days.Additionally, doctors can prescribe chemotherapy.
MRI or ultrasound is used to determine the location of the tumor and its size. Additionally, PET-CT is used to detect metastases at the late stages of the disease.
Treatment of ovarian cancer is carried out on the basis of the Department of Gynecology. The protocol of treatment is composed of oncologists and gynecologists.