Treatment for ovarian cancer – surgery
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This is a section of a web page providing information on treatment for ovarian cancer, and links to the free booklet ‘Understanding ovarian cancer’ for more information. The booklet is listed below.
Fallopian cancer – treatment
Cancer Australia (AUS, 2020)
This page provides information on treatments for fallopian tube cancer from an Australian perspective. Scroll down to 'Surgery'.
Understanding ovarian cancer
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2020)
This booklet provides a clear explanation of how ovarian cancer develops, is diagnosed and treated in Australia. Includes questions you might want to ask your treating team, and suggestions on finding further information. Find information on surgery on page 29.
(76-page booklet available as PDF or in hard copy)
Cancer Survivor Guide (AUS, 2018)
Episode 2 of this podcast discusses how surgeons decide when to operate, how techniques have changed and improved over time, and what to expect when you meet your surgeon.
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2019)
This 64-page booklet answers a lot of basic questions about surgery for cancer. Includes decision making, types of surgery, planning and preparation, processes on the day, recovery and a handy list of questions to ask your team.
(booklet available as PDF or in hard copy.)
Fallopian tube cancer
Royal Women’s Hospital (AUS)
A brief explanation of fallopian tube cancer in plain English. This page gives an overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, with links for further information.
Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer – Patient version
NIH – National Cancer Institute (US)
This page provides an overview of ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers. Choose items under the 'Treatment' menu and scroll down for 'Surgery'. It includes detailed information and clear diagrams. Remember that as this is a US-based website, treatments and support services may not be available to Australians.
Surgery for ovarian cancer
American Cancer Society (ACS) (US, 2022)
This section of the ACS website explains the types of surgery that might be recommended for particular types of ovarian cancer. Remember that as this a US-based website support services and treatments suggested may not be available to Australians.
If you have ovarian cancer (easy reading)
American Cancer Society (ACS) (US, 2018)
This page provides an overview of ovarian cancer and its treatments in an easy-to-read format. Includes questions you may wish to ask your treating team. Remember that as this a US-based website support services and treatments suggested may not be available to Australians.