Gynecology:
Ovarian cancer — Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. Treatment abroad

According to statistics, ovarian cancer (OC) today is diagnosed to 16 of 100 thousand women. Usually, the pathology develops in menopause, although there has recently been a tendency towards increase of its incidence in young patients. There are three approaches to ovarian cancer treatment, i.e. surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. When choosing a specific method, the physician takes into account the tumor stage and age of the woman.

Surgery

Surgery plays a paramount role in treatment of all stages of ovarian cancer. The goal of surgery is to remove as many cancer cells as possible.

At stage I or II, the patients are indicated resection of the ovaries along with the uterus, fallopian tubes and a large gland. The nearby lymph nodes are excised too, when required. Usually, the intervention is performed by open access, allowing for a complete audit of all pelvic organs. 

For young women with stage IA of the disease, only one ovary and fallopian tube on the affected side may be removed. This approach preserves the reproductive function, but creates a higher risk of cancer recurrence. Therefore, the patient should be observed continuously by the oncologist after surgery.

At stage III or IV, when the cancer spreads to the other organs, the so-called cytoreductive surgery is performed. Its task is to remove as much tumor volume and metastasis as possible. Thereby the patient's body is prepared for subsequent chemotherapy.

The recovery time after surgery varies from patient to patient. On the average, the return to regular life requires 4 to 8 weeks.

Chemotherapy

Upon chemotherapy, a woman is prescribed the drugs slowing down the tumor growth. Treatment may be carried out before or after surgery, in the case of the cancer relapse.

Cisplatin, carboplatin and taxol are used as the first-line drugs. The drugs are administered intravenously through a drip. One procedure may take from a few hours to a couple of days. A break for a few days can be made between procedures, so that the patient’s body had time to recover.

The side effects depend on a particular drug and its dose. Most often, patients report:

  • nausea,
  • hair loss,
  • numbness in the extremities.

 

The treatment is conducted in cycles, the number of which is determined by the attending physician.

Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy is rarely used for EOC, mainly for disease recurrence, in combination with chemotherapy. Irradiation is carried out in the hospital X-ray department. The course typically consists of 1 to 10 procedures.

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University Hospital Cologne

8.8/10 from 82 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department and Polyclinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the diseases of the female sexual and reproductive organs as well as obstetrics.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 16003.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

8.5/10 from 97 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics with the Breast Center at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients a wide range of medical services. The patients with general gynecological, mammological diseases and infertility are treated here. The Department provides obstetric services as well. .


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 18516.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Tubingen is the department of maximum care. All diseases of gynecology and obstetrics can be diagnosed and treated here.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 18841.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.9/10 from 41 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics comprises such fields as general gynecology and gynecological oncology, obstetrics and perinatal medicine. The Department occupies a top position nationwide in its specialization. The Department is focused on gynecological oncology, breast cancer and urogynecology.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 16026.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar consists of the Department of Gynecology and a Medical Centre for Mothers and Children with a Department of Antenatal Care and Obstetrics as well as an integrated newborn intensive care unit.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 18827.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen has a placed emphasis on the following tasks and areas: general and operative gynecology, Pelvic base Center/Urogynecologist, Breast Center, obstetrics, gynecological oncology, endometriosis, myomas.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 13555.00

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

Having a long tradition, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a recognised medical institution in the center of Munich for almost 100 years.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Munster (UKM)

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The clinic specializes in the field of general, child and adolescent gynecology, endocrinology, obstetrics and prenatal medicine, gynecologic oncology.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Price 18319.00

Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

8.9/10 from 32 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics specialiyes on benign and malignant diseases in female patients. The range of services covers all areas of conservative and surgical gynecology. If necessary, surgical procedures are performed in outpatient regime.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 14806.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Breast Center at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin, Vichow-Klinikum and Mitte.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 22599.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The clinic of obstetrics and gynecology offers a maximum range of services in the field of gynecology and obstetrics. The treatment includes gynecological cancer, gynecological dysplasia, operative gynecology, reconstructive microsurgery, obstetrics, family-oriented maternity hospital.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 15919.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The The department of gynecology and obstetrics treats women both during pregnancy and birth as well as with gynecological diseases. In addition, the clinic offers special consultations for breast, uterine fibroids and pelvic floor weakness.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 14775.00

Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

Salem-Spital specializes especially in gynecology and obstetrics. Department of Gynecology and Obstretrics in this hospital has the most advanced equipment for early diagnosis and our specialists practice according to the latest preventive medical guidelines.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Bern

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Klinikum Oberberg under the direction of Dr. med. Anja Weishap provides both conservative and surgical complex treatment for women. The treatment of malignancies involves not only surgery, but also radiation and chemotherapy, hormone therapy and antibody therapy.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 13134.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is to support women during pregnancy and the perinatal period. The Department focuses on monitoring of the pregnant women in a high risk group.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 18765.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer with laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy

The Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers all fields of conservative and surgical gynecology. There function a few specialized interdisciplinary centers within the Department: the Gynecology Center, the Breast Center and the Pelvic Floor Center.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 15648.00