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Ovarian cancer

Dr. Van Nagell with patient

In the UK Markey Cancer Center, the Gynecologic Oncology Team provides patients with care customized to fit their needs. Our program offers the latest in early detection, diagnosis, surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted treatments.

Our team approach

The Gynecologic Oncology Team includes physicians, nurses and researchers from multiple specialties. Patients are seen in a comfortable, supportive environment. Our team works together providing each member’s individual expertise to offer patients personalized treatment plans suited for their needs.

Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than 20 years, and we are proud to be the only cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute. In August 2017, Markey was designated as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2020, Markey rose to the No. 29 ranked cancer center in the nation.

Survival rates

Early detection is an important determinant of survival. If ovarian cancer is found and treated before it spreads beyond the ovary, the five-year survival rate is 92%. For patients treated at the University of Kentucky, ovarian cancer survival is the highest in the state and exceeds national benchmarks. For more information on the ovarian survival rate based on cancer stage, visit the American Cancer Society website.

Ovarian Cancer Screening Program

The UK Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Cancer Screening Program provides free annual sonographic screenings to women across Kentucky with the goal of detecting cancer early. When it’s caught early, ovarian cancer is a treatable and curable disease.

Learn more on the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program webpage.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials help keep our cancer care on the leading edge by allowing researchers to apply cancer knowledge as it develops to give you the best chance of survival.

At Markey, our specialists place a high value on all areas of ovarian cancer treatment, from patient care designed for the unique patient to developing treatments of the future.

Download the Markey Cancer Center Clinical Trials app.

Request an appointment online or call 859-257-4488 or 866-340-4488 (toll free).

  • Your visit

    • For your first visit, you will be directed to the multidisciplinary clinic on the first floor of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building. Directions to the Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • You can register at the front desk, where a receptionist will help guide you through your appointment.
    • Free parking is available to patients in the Whitney-Hendrickson parking lot.
    • Please remember to bring your patient packet with the completed forms. These items will help your doctor learn more about your case and determine the best plan for your care.
    • Review the patient handbook to learn about your stay and everything Markey offers for patients and families.
    • UK HealthCare accepts many forms of insurance.