Benefits of multidisciplinary approach in the management of ovarian cancer


Prof. MUDr. Michal Zikán, Ph.D.

Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a Nemocnice Na Bulovce, Praha



Ovarian cancer is beyond the usual behavior of other solid tumors due to its biological behavior, spreading to serous surfaces, high metabolic demands and high recurrence rates. Although not the most common malignancy, it is a gynecological cancer with the highest mortality. Early or earlier diagnosis, proper therapeutic management, and metabolic care are crucial for the quality of life of patients and their survival. In the diagnosis and other care of a woman with ovarian cancer, experts from other medical specializations should be involved. Therefore, it is essential that they are informed about special characteristics of this type of cancer.


Key words

ovarian cancer, debulking surgery, chemotherapy, BRCA1, BRCA2



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