Am I a candidate for ovarian cancer surgery?
Surgery is the most common approach to treat ovarian cancer. Your oncologist will discuss with you the type of surgery, as well as other forms of cancer treatment, like chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
What can I expect after surgery?
If both ovaries were removed and you haven’t gone through menopause, you will experience “clinical menopause”. Menopause symptoms can be very intense and difficult to cope with, talk to your oncologist if hormone replacement therapy can be an option.
How will the surgery affect my sex life?
Sex can be different after ovarian cancer surgery. An important organ of the female reproductive system was removed, so it can have an impact on how a woman feels; emotionally and physically. It’s recommended that you wait at least 3 weeks after surgery, as this gives you enough time to recover from surgery.