Surgery is one of the main treatments for cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneum. It is also sometimes used to diagnose the cancer and to find out more about the type and stage of the cancer. A surgeon called a gynaecological oncologist will do your operation.
The type of surgery you have may depend on:
- the stage of the cancer
- the areas affected by cancer
- whether you want to be able to get pregnant in the future.
Before you have surgery, your surgeon and nurse will explain what to expect and answer any questions you have. It may help to look at the diagrams of organs close to the ovaries when reading this section.