The Battle Within: Navigating Treatment Options for Ovarian and Uterine Cancer


Cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but ovarian and uterine cancer are two different diseases that require different treatment options. Say’s Dr Scott Kamelle, ovarian cancer is often treatable when caught early, while uterine cancer can be deadly if not caught early enough. In both cases, it’s important to know how your doctor will approach your treatment and what you can do to ensure the best outcome.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. It can be treated successfully in most cases, but only if it’s diagnosed early enough. Ovarian cancer treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as hormone therapy that suppresses your ovaries (which stops them from producing estrogen).

The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2019 and 14,270 deaths from ovarian cancer this year alone.


As you begin the treatment process, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. You have a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers who will guide you through this journey. They will help you make decisions about your care, provide support when needed and answer any questions or concerns along the way.

When choosing a treatment plan for ovarian cancer or uterine cancer, it is important to understand all of your options so that together with your team of medical professionals and loved ones (family members or friends), who may also be affected by these types of cancers; come up with an individualized plan that fits best for each patient based on their unique needs.


A staging system is a way to determine the extent of cancer and how it has spread. Doctors use this information to plan treatment for you, so it’s important that you understand what your stage means.

Staging is based on results from a physical exam, imaging tests (such as x-rays or CT scans), and lab tests that show how much cancer there is in your body. Your doctor will do these tests before starting treatment so they can figure out what kind of surgery would be best for you and whether radiation therapy would help reduce any remaining risk of recurrence after surgery.

The Journey Ahead

The journey ahead is a long one, and you may need support from your friends, family and other loved ones. It’s important to keep them informed about the process you are going through so the can offer help if needed.

Your doctor will be able to provide more information about the different treatment options available for ovarian cancer patients. After deciding on which treatment option best suits your needs, it’s time to get started!

Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. It affects women of all ages and races, although it’s more common in older women. Uterine cancer begins in the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) and can also spread to other parts of the body such as lymph nodes or lungs.

Uterine cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy.

Ovarian and uterine cancer both require aggressive treatment, but they can be treated successfully.

Both ovarian and uterine cancers are aggressive. They both require aggressive treatment, but they can be treated successfully.

The mortality rate for ovarian cancer is higher than that of uterine cancer because it’s more common in older women and has no known cause or preventative measure at this time.


Ovarian and uterine cancer are both aggressive forms of cancer that can be difficult to treat. However, there are many treatment options available for both types of tumors. Ovarian cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy or other forms of targeted therapies such as Herceptin or Perjeta. Uterine cancer may require a hysterectomy (removal of uterus), which may be followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy depending on whether lymph nodes were found at the time of diagnosis or not.