Surgery is one of the main treatments for cancer of the ovary, and may sometimes also be needed to make the diagnosis. A specialist gynaecological oncologist will do your operation.
Your doctor and specialist nurse will talk to you about the most appropriate type of surgery for your situation. This often depends on the stage of the cancer.
Sometimes information about the stage of the cancer only becomes available during the operation itself, or afterwards when the pathologist examines the tissue that was removed.
Your surgeon and specialist nurse will talk to you about the possible options before the operation.
When reading this information, it may help to look at the diagrams showing the organs close to the ovaries.