Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is often detected during pelvic exams, pap tests or ultrasounds. It's found in the female reproductive system and, like other cancers, ovarian cancer can be treated most successfully when it is diagnosed early.

It's not clear what causes ovarian cancer, and at first you may not notice any symptoms. Or you may have the kind of symptoms that could also be caused by other less serious conditions. You may notice abdominal pain or bloating, a frequent need to urinate, or difficulty eating or feeling full quickly.

If you have symptoms like these for more than a few weeks, visit your doctor, gynecologist or health care professional right away.

The most successful ovarian cancer treatment usually includes both surgery and chemotherapy.

In surgery, your surgeon will remove as much of the tumor as possible. After surgery, you will likely be treated with chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Mercy cancer specialists are skilled in diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer. Our team approach doesn’t mean just coordinated care — we treat the whole person, including the body, mind and spirit. We’ll make sure you understand your condition and make the treatment decisions that are best for you.

Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
66.7 miles
Carlos A. Perez, MD, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
79.7 miles
Timothy R. O'Leary, MD, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
96.9 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology - Sullivan

  • 1326 S. Service Road West
    Sullivan, MO 63080
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.
106.5 Miles

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