Ovarian Cancer: Minneapolis

SurvivorNet has collaborated with patients and physicians to provide women in the Twin Cities with helpful information and support during their ovarian cancer journey. We hope these resources make it easier to connect with people in your neighborhood who can help.

Understanding Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

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Understanding Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

  • Ovarian cancer chemotherapy usually involves two drugs – carboplatin and paclitaxel
  • The dose and frequency of the drugs can vary depending on your provider
  • Most women will receive chemo drugs through a port – a small device implanted under the skin

PARP Inhibitors Offer New Hope

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PARP Inhibitors Offer New Hope

  • PARP inhibitors help stop ovarian cancer from progressing
  • New approvals mean this class of drugs is available to women as part of an initial treatment plan as well as when cancer comes back
  • Women with BRCA genetic mutations get more benefit from PARPs

COVID-19 and Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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COVID-19 and Ovarian Cancer Treatment

  • COVID-19 has forced doctors to rethink treatment protocols
  • Some doctors are recommending women re-order ovarian cancer treatments to reduce the risk of infection
  • For those in remission, tele-health visits are recommended
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