The treatment plan for ovarian cancer depends on the size, location, extent of the disease, and the patient’s physical condition. In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisiplinary Team (MDT) will jointly hold a consultation and measure appropriate treatment options for ovarian cancer patients to prevent them from suffering surgery and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and extend survival time.
Surgical resection: Big trauma and high risk; Along with the tumor, both ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and omentum will also be resected. If necessary, the cecum and surrounding lymphatic may also be removed. Especially in the case of advanced ovarian cancer, surgery is difficult to achieve the desired effect;
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy: Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are difficult to thoroughly remove cancer cells; cause toxic and side effects, such as hair loss, vomiting, etc. Chemotherapy kills both cancer cells and normal cells, cause damage to the immune system at the same time. 80% of patient may suffer relapse after receiving these therapies.
Minimally Invasive Therapy: 2-3mm incision, few side effects, little pain
Particle Implantation: Implanted particles will keep emitting y-ray within the tumor, targeting to the cancer cells accurately; the radiation of seeds to tumor last for 180 days, high accuracy, millimeter minimally invasive; few toxic side effects and complications.
Interventional therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Cryotherapy: compared with surgery, cryotherapy is associated with lower risks and less complications. little bleeding and quick recovery; few damage to normal tissues and can be performed repeatedly to prevent recurrence of lung cancer.
TCM & Western Medicine: Combination of traditional Chinese medicine and minimally invasive techniques can not only kill the cancer cells effectively, but also reduce toxic side effects, lower the rate of cancer recurrence, and greatly improve survival rate.
Tips from oncologists at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou: Treatments for ovarian cancer are various, but only by treating it according to patient’s individualized conditions, so that ovarian cancer can be effectively treated and controlled.