If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you are probably facing many questions and uncertainties. Your care team at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida will work tirelessly to provide compassionate, effective treatment for your disease, while working side-by-side with you to develop a plan that fits your individual needs.
Our gynecologic cancer specialists have access to a range of cutting-edge technologies as well as weekly, multidisciplinary tumor boards where our gynecologic experts can collaborate on treatment plans. These tools and resources will allow your care team to give personalized care that helps address your individual needs and effectively treats your specific type of cancer.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of renowned cancer physicians that provide advanced whole-patient care. Each individualized care plan includes innovative treatments as well as services to address your entire journey as a patient, including nutritional advice, physical therapy and pain management services.
What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells form in the ovaries. These cancerous cells may form in the tissue that surrounds the ovaries, in the ovaries’ egg cells, or in the fallopian tubes.
Cancer can also sometimes form in the peritoneum, which is the tissue that covers the abdominal organs and connects them to the abdominal wall. Ovarian cancer, peritoneal cancer and fallopian tube cancer are usually treated in the same way.
The ovaries are small, almond-shaped organs that produce eggs for fertilization. They also produce the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. The fallopian tubes are what carry eggs from the ovaries into the uterus.