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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System
The system provides a surgeon with precise tiny instruments to manage surgery with maximal safety and accuracy. A surgeon manipulates on a special console, observing the operated area on 3D images in real-time. The tiny instruments make accurate incisions excluding the “trembling hand” effect and wrong movements.
Da Vinci robotic system is used as an alternative to open surgery to reduce pain, bleeding, minimize risks of infection and trauma of healthy tissues. An operation is performed through several 1cm incisions, not a big one 15 cm in size as for open surgery. Due to this, a patient recovers faster compared to traditional surgery: within 2-3 weeks instead of several months.
The study of 12 participants with ovarian cancer with IIIC and IV stages was conducted. The clinicians analyzed the patients’ outcomes who experienced cytoreductive surgery (an operation to resect ovarian cancer cells spread to the abdomen). The follow-up continued for 9.5 months. 100% of patients achieved an optimal level of cytoreduction. The blood loss index was 100 ml. In 91.7% of cases, no complications occurred. The average duration of the hospital stay was 2 days.
CyberKnife is a robotic device to perform radiosurgery with precise radiation delivery to the organs affected with benign and malignant tumors.
This method allows destroying tumors without incisions and pain; it is frequently used as an alternative to surgery when neoplasms are hard to reach or cannot be operated. The radiation is directed accurately, so it does not affect healthy tissues or organs. Treatment with CyberKnife is an outpatient procedure: just after a session (it lasts about 30-90 minutes), a patient can return home and their everyday activities.
The study was dedicated to examining 33 patients with metastatic gynaecological cancers, including 12 cases with ovarian cancer. After the CyberKnife treatment, clinicians observed tumor regression. In 88% and 86% of cases, lymph nodes and liver metastases had been taken under control correspondingly.
Gamma Knife is a radiosurgery device to manage radiation therapy. It uses 192 radiation beams to precisely target brain tumors. Each beam goes separately through the healthy brain tissues, and then they meet together in the target delivering there a high radiation dose.
The procedure is painless, performed without incisions and anesthesia. It is an alternative to traditional surgery for hard-to-reach or inoperable tumors. A GammaKnife session does not require admission; a patient can go back home and return to allowed activities just after a procedure.
7 patients with ovarian cancer and brain metastases were treated with Gamma Knife. After the Gamma Knife therapy, the overall survival rate was 2.5 years, which was 5 times longer than after the whole-brain radiation therapy.
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Best ovarian cancer treatment options
In case of localized tumor:
- Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of an ovary.
- Salpingo-oophorectomy. It is a resection of an ovary and its fallopian tube.
- Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a removal of both ovaries and both fallopian tubes.
In advanced stages:
- Total hysterectomy. It is when ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the uterus are removed.
- Debulking (cytoreduction or cytoreductive surgery) is performed in advanced stage of ovarian cancer and consists of:
- omentectomy (removal of all or part of the abdominal lining);
- lymphadenectomy (lymph nodes dissection);
- total hysterectomy (in some cases).
Ovarian cancer surgery cost
The cost of surgery for ovarian cancer depends on its type and method. For example, hysterectomy is the most expensive procedure and oophorectomy - the cheapest.
The success of surgical treatment depends on the surgeons' experience in this type of procedures.
Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer
The typical course of chemotherapy for epithelial ovarian cancer involves 3-6 cycles. Medical oncologists usually prescribe Carboplatin and Bevacizumab. Chemotherapy drugs have side effects, depending on the type of drug, the administered amount, and the length of treatment.
Also, “Higher-Dose” chemotherapy and “Dose-Dense” treatment methods can be provided. It is a rapid administration of several different chemotherapy drugs to prevent cancer cells from developing resistance.
Ovarian cancer radiation therapy
Radiotherapy is rarely used as the primary treatment for ovarian carcinoma but rather for treating areas of cancer spread. It can be of 2 types:
- external beam radiation therapy (with CyberKnife device);
- brachytherapy (implantation of radioactive materials into the tumor).
Advanced stages treatment options
It is the drugs that work on the molecular level destroying proteins that promote the growth of cancer cells. Doctors usually prescribe Bevacizumab (Avastin), Olaparib (Lynparza), Niraparib (Zejula).
- Biological Modifier therapy. It is a method aimed to enhance the body’s immune defenses.
- Monoclonal Antibodies. New generation drugs prescribed that help immune system to attack and kill the cancer cells.
This method consists of hormone-blocking drugs and is used to treat ovarian stromal tumors.
HIPEC for ovarian cancer
HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) is an injection of a concentrated dose of the chemo drugs (cisplatin and paclitaxel) directly into the abdominal cavity during the surgery. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy is only given to some of the women with ovarian cancer that has spread to the abdomen (advanced stages). It has severe side effects but can potentially increase survival rates. Only an oncologist can decide whether to perform this procedure or not.
Bookimed can help you book a consultation with a specialist for a second medical opinion so that you can:
- find out weather HIPEC would be right for you;
- confirm the diagnosis;
- get new treatment plan if the current one does not help;
- ask about other treatment options.
Clinical trials for ovarian cancer
To take part in these trials, a patient has to meet the particular requirements. Oncological Research Centers conduct experimental treatment. Requirments are indicated by a researcher.
Treatment options for recurrent (relapse) ovarian cancer
Approximately 1/3 of the women can experience a recurrence of cancer within 5 years after treatment. Patients with recurrent ovarian cancer can benefit from additional treatment with second-line therapy (salvage therapy) which includes another surgery and new chemotherapy regimen. Oncologists prescribe different anti-cancer drugs considering the possible benefits and potential side effects. It can be a single chemotherapy drugs or a combination of them.
There are 2 main strategies for recurrent cancer management:
- If a patient did not have a chemotherapy before — surgery and chemotherapy.
- If chemotherapy was conducted — clinical trials and re-treatment complex.
What are the best hospitals for ovarian cancer treatment?
Bookimed patients most often choose hospitals in Germany, Israel, Korea and Turkey for ovarian cancer treatment. The hospitals in these countries certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI). It provides accreditation of medical institutions regarding treatment quality and experience of medical staff.
World's best surgeons and oncologists work in these clinics providing best ovarian cancer treatment with a high level of recovery rate. They have a lot of experience in the field, many of them were educated in the USA and are current members of leading medical associations in Gynecological Oncology.
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