Ovarian Cancer

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What to Expect

Where Will I Be Seen?

Women who have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer will be seen initially at the Women’s Center on the third floor of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance building. Treatments may also be scheduled at SCCA.

If surgery is required, you will be seen at UW Medical Center, where you may also have follow-up and/or chemotherapy/radiation treatments, if necessary.

Your doctor or patient care coordinator will clarify the location where you will receive your care.  The doctor who diagnosed your cancer can refer you to the Women’s Center at SCCA, or you may self-refer by calling (206) 288-7222.

Follow-up After Treatment

At SCCA, we follow our patients for as long as they choose. Typically, you will come for checkups every three months for the first two years after your treatment for ovarian cancer.
 
Women who reach the two-year mark without having a recurrence of their disease are less likely ever to have a recurrence and can be seen less often. From that point, we usually ask you to come in every six months for a checkup until five years have passed.

After five years, a once-a-year checkup is all that is recommended.

Our patients say that they find it reassuring to see the same doctors who treated them--experts in gynecologic cancers--for their follow-up visits.