Abdominal Pain After Ovarian Cyst Surgery

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Following surgery, patients (other than those with early-stage, low-grade disease) usually have chemotherapy. Unlike surgery and radiation, which treat the cancerous tumor and the area surrounding it, drug therapy destroys rapidly dividing cells throughout the body, so it is a systemic therapy.

Ovarian cancers are very sensitive to chemotherapy and often respond well initially. Unfortunately, in most cases, ovarian cancer recurs. With treatment advances, however, more than half of...

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