Ovarian cancer treatment near Ngunnawal

A person with a suspected or diagnosed ovarian cancer should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

There are a number of recommended hospitals for ovarian cancer surgery. Ideally, people with ovarian cancer should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer involves a team of specialists. Initial referral should be to a gynaecological oncologist.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatment for ovarian cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with ovarian cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Recommended hospitals for ovarian cancer surgery

Hospitals that have a specialist ovarian cancer centre are listed below.  Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Ngunnawal ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Ngunnawal ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with ovarian cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and may include:

  • a pelvic exam
  • a pelvic ultrasound
  • computed tomography (CT) scan
  • blood tests.

  • Initial tests and their results should be obtained within one week of general practitioner (GP) presentation.
  • A suspicion of ovarian cancer requires a referral to a gynaecological oncologist within two weeks.
  • Initial treatment should commence within four weeks after diagnosis.

More information about the ovarian cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for ovarian cancer Quick reference guide for health professionals.
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages.

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