Ovarian cancer is a disease in which normal cells in an ovary begin to change, grow out of control, and form a mass of cells called a tumor. The most common type of ovarian cancer begins in cells on the outer surface of the ovary, and is called epithelial carcinoma.
Stage is a way of describing a cancer. Stage can describe:
There are four stages of ovarian cancer (Stage 1 to Stage 4). Your doctor will use the stage of your cancer to decide which treatment is best for you.
The treatment of ovarian cancer depends on:
Dealing with the news of a cancer diagnosis can be very difficult. You are not alone. Your health care team is here for you so feel comfortable speaking with them about your concerns and needs. As a patient in the Kuwait Cancer Control Center you have access to many resources to help you cope. These
Speaking to your health care team is important in helping you make decisions about your health care. Sometimes preparing a list of questions you want to ask can be helpful. Here is a list of common questions you may want to ask your doctor:
If you have any questions, please speak to your treating physician.