Ovarian cancer affects about 22,000 women every year in the United States. At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we know that no two cancers – and no two patients – are the same. We provide personalized, sophisticated care for women, every step of the way.
We offer the most rigorous, comprehensive treatment options in the region, which is vital to getting the best results. You’ll meet with your care team within three days of diagnosis. The physicians use surgery, cutting-edge chemotherapy, and biologic therapy, as well as comprehensive tumor profiling, to develop the most effective treatment plan for you.
Ovarian cancer care at AHN
At the AHN Cancer Institute, you can expect patient-centric, advanced care from a devoted oncology team. We review every aspect of your diagnosis and discuss your treatment options with you.
We develop a treatment plan that considers the stage of cancer, your health, and your personal preferences — and we implement it right away. We continue to meet regularly throughout your treatment to discuss the latest, best methods to beat the cancer.
We also cater to your emotional needs after diagnosis. Our approach to care includes many services to support you and your family:
- Genetic testing: Because ovarian cancer is often inherited, we offer in-depth genetic screening and counseling, so you and your family can understand your risk factors.
- Navigation Team: This team coordinates appointments, answers questions, and provides guidance. Learn more about the Navigation Team.
- Social workers: An oncology social worker helps patients and families cope with the emotional aspects of living with cancer.
- Support services: We provide a range of services to treat the whole person, such as support groups and palliative care. Find out more about support services.
Learn more about why people choose us for ovarian cancer treatment.
Diagnosing ovarian cancer
Our oncology team has deep experience in screening for and diagnosing ovarian cancer. We offer the latest testing options, including genetic testing and molecular profiling of the tumor. We also offer the CA-125 test to look for a tumor marker that’s often elevated in the blood of women with ovarian cancer.
Find out more about ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Ovarian cancer treatment
We develop a treatment plan, which may include the latest chemotherapy medications and immunotherapy. Our goal is to fight the cancer while helping you live your healthiest life. We also participate in clinical trials, ensuring you have access to the most innovative treatment options. And if you experience symptoms or side effects from treatment, our After Hours Oncology Clinic provides prompt, expert care.
Support for family and patients is also important. Support groups can aid in your family’s journey as they go through a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The Cancer Institute’s gynecologic and oncology team compassionately cares for patients and their families. Get more information on ovarian cancer treatment.