This animation provides an overview of how ovarian cancer is treated and managed. Your doctor will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on the type, location and stage of your cancer, your age, and your overallhealth. Watch to learn about surgical options, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. You can also learn about maintenance therapy and clinical trials for ovarian cancer. Most treatments for ovarian cancer have side effects that can affect your body, your emotions, and your mental state. Talk with your healthcare team about any side effects you're having. They can work with you to find ways to relieve and manage your side effects.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Genentech, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc, Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.