Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) has a team of experts specializing in ovarian cancer. We have long-standing experience providing comprehensive screening and treatment for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is composed of several different tumor types. Epithelial cancers are one of the most commonly diagnosed types of ovarian cancer and tend to occur in older patients, whereas stromal and sex cord tumors are more common in younger patients.

Risk Factors

Women, who have an immediate relative (mother, sister, or daughter) diagnosed with ovarian cancer are at higher risk of developing the disease. The risk increases among women who have a second-degree relative (a grandmother or an aunt) and an immediate relative diagnosed with the disease, and may be further increased if two or more immediate relatives have had this type of cancer. Some cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

Approximately 90% of women who developed ovarian cancer have sporadic mutations that occur within their own lifetime. About 5 % to 10% of all ovarian cancer cases are believed to be associated with genetic factors. There are three known inheritance models: ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer with a concomitant breast cancer, and ovarian cancer with a concomitant colorectal cancer.

Special tests for the detection of such genetic mutations have been developed for women at higher risk of contracting the disease. Genetic counseling and a carefully conducted family history can help identify an individual’s risk of carrying a cancer gene.

Women who belong to a high-risk group have a number of surgical and non-surgical options that may greatly decrease their chances of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Symptoms of the Disease

When ovarian cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and has not spread to other parts of the body, surgery has a 90% success rate. Unfortunately though, ovarian cancer is usually detected at a more advanced stage when it has already spread. That is why early detection is so important.

Any of the following symptoms may occur at earlier stages of the disease: gastrointestinal discomfort, pressure in the pelvic area, pain, abdominal bloating, and shortness of breath. However, patients may have no complaints at all (or have minor complaints) at an early stage of the disease. The symptoms may become more serious at later stages of the disease.


Ovarian cancer is treated with one or a combination of treatments, most commonly surgery and chemotherapy. Treatment options and expectations may depend on the age of the patient, her general well-being, the type and size of the tumor, and the stage at which it has been detected. If caught in the early stages, most cases of ovarian cancer are curable.

Our mission is to provide the most thorough and effective care. We have a team of experts committed to giving you the best outcome and quality of life possible. We are here for you.


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