Ovarian cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors draw on their experience caring for people with ovarian cancer to provide personalized and comprehensive treatment that takes into account your needs and goals.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in obstetrics and gynecology with additional training in surgery and cancer treatment (gynecologic oncologists) work with other medical experts such as medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiation oncologists, as needed.

This collaborative approach means all your concerns are weighed as your team considers which treatments to recommend. All options are carefully considered.

Access to the latest treatment options

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the most advanced ovarian cancer treatment available. Depending on your situation, you and your care team might consider:

  • Advanced surgical techniques, including fertility-sparing surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, when appropriate
  • Innovative systemic therapy options, including targeted therapy, immunotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Comprehensive palliative care to support you during treatment
  • Active research and clinical trials programs that give you a chance to try the latest treatments

Experience you can trust

Each year, more than 1,200 people with ovarian cancer seek care at Mayo Clinic. Specialists have extensive experience caring for people with all types and stages of ovarian cancer.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise in caring for people with ovarian cancer. Examples of this recognition include:

  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Mayo Clinic is one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for ovarian cancer research funded by the National Cancer Institute. To earn a highly competitive SPORE grant, institutions must demonstrate a high degree of collaboration between first-rate scientists and clinicians and show excellence in translational research projects.
  • Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers participate in research cooperatives, such as the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, which gives people with cancer access to the latest clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Feb. 16, 2018