An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cells of the ovaries divide uncontrollably, invading nearby tissues and possibly spreading to other areas of the body. Approximately 1.3 percent of women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at some point during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute.

Ovarian cancer care at City of Hope means you will be getting the best possible therapies our physicians, care team and technology have to offer. This includes leading-edge treatments, clinical trials and a comprehensive supportive care program addressing your quality of life needs - such as fertility and survivorship issues.

We will answer your questions, calm your concerns and design a personalized treatment plan to give you the best possible outcome.

Request a Consultation

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, are at a high risk for developing ovarian cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

Located in Southern California, City of Hope has been named a best hospital for cancer and by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade, and U.S. News has also recognized our gynecology program as a “high performing” on. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation that recognizes our commitment to cancer treatment, research and education. As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based ovarian cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.

Highlights of our ovarian cancer program include:

  • A personalized treatment approach guided by your unique needs and background, including molecular and genetic testing of your cancer to find the most effective therapies
  • Our leadership and experience in minimally invasive and complex surgeries — such as cytoreductive (debulking) surgery that extensively removes cancerous tissue and pelvic floor reconstruction to restore continence and reduce discomfort
  • Highly precise radiation therapy delivery that can focus on tumors while sparing nearby organs and tissues
  • Our extensive experience, such as heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which applies drugs directly into the abdominal region for greater cancer-fighting effectiveness
  • A wide portfolio of drugs that can fight cancer better with fewer side effects, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy that attacks ovarian cancer cells with greater accuracy
  • Supportive care services to address a wide range of disease-and treatment-related concerns
  • Tests, consultations and treatments that are coordinated and provided at our Women’s Center for greater convenience
  • A long-term survivorship and follow-up program focused on minimizing recurrence risk and improving quality of life
  • Ovarian cancer risk assessment based on genetics, personal, lifestyle and environmental factors


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