Ovarian Cancer Outline


HOME—this page is a general overview of ovarian cancer, the Riverside approach and the purpose of the site.

  • Your Cancer Team--lists all the specialist doctors, nurses, and technicians involved in treating a cancer patient.
  • When to See a Doctor--information on the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • What to Expect at your First Oncology Visit--includes list of questions to ask the doctor when you have ovarian cancer.


OVARIAN CANCER—this page is the "diseases and conditions" page. It covers what the disease is, the statistics and risk factors. Everything is on one page.


DIAGNOSIS—this section contains the diagnostic tools for ovarian cancer and what to expect when having these procedures. There is no reliable screening test for ovarian cancer, so the focus is on diagnosis.  Each page below takes a "what to expect" approach:

  • Examinations. Covers physical exam and the pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Tumor Markers—blood test
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: DaVinci Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy
  • Open Surgery
  • Staging Your Cancer






Targeted Therapies


Inpatient Surgery: What to expect

Clinical Trials (General info on trials reused from the RS site)

Cancer Clinical Trials (Detailed what to expect info. Includes what they do, how to participate, criteria, and health insurance coverage. Links to NIH list of current trials.)



  • Second Look Surgery
  • Follow up


SUPPORT—this section uses content common to all cancer sub sites ·  (NEEDS TO BE DONE)      

Home Care Services

·         Support Groups

·         Resources