While there are different types of ovarian cancer, ovarian epithelial cancer is the most common, with roughly 90% of ovarian cancer patients diagnosed with this type. It begins in the tissue that covers the ovaries — the reproductive glands that produce eggs (ova). Older women who have gone through menopause are more likely to be diagnosed with this type of ovarian cancer than younger women. In fact, about half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian epithelial are age 63 or older. Additionally, Caucasian women are more likely to be diagnosed than African-American women.
Minnesota Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide you with the best possible ovarian cancer treatment available. Our ovarian cancer specialists, known as gynecologic oncologists, will take you through the entire treatment process, addressing any questions and concerns you may have along the way. Not only are we committed to providing you with the highest quality and compassionate ovarian cancer care, we want to be sure you have the knowledge and confidence needed to help manage your cancer and continue with routine activities of daily life.