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Ovarian Cancer Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Ovarian Cancer patients.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Clinica La Luz

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.


Ovarian Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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About Ovarian Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is ovarian cancer?

This is cancer that affects the ovaries in a woman’s reproductive system. An ovary is a small organ that is part of a pair contained in the female reproductive system. Ovaries release an egg once a month in a process known as ovulation. Cancer of the ovaries can affect women of any age. It is difficult to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer because they can be similar to those of other conditions.

Who is at risk?Although it can affect women of any age, the risk increases in the following:
  • Women who have been through menopause
  • A family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer
  • Women who have never had children
  • Hormone therapy after menopause
  • Obesity
  • Fertility medication

Factors that decrease the risk

Women who are at a very high risk of getting ovarian cancer can have, as a preventative measure, their ovaries removed. Other factors that play a role in decreasing the risk include:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Breastfeeding
  • Multiple pregnancies

What are the sign and symptoms?In the early stages, the signs and symptoms are absent, painless and difficult to recognize as they are similar to those of other conditions. It is important to look out for the following signs and inform your doctor if they go on for a long time.

  • Pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen
  • Persistent bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the back and side
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Urgent and frequent urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion and heartburn

Screening and Diagnosis

Screening tests are usually done to people who have a high risk of getting cancer. This is so that cancer can be found early when the chances of curing it are high. However, there is no reliable screening test for this cancer yet.

Diagnosis starts with a physical examination, a pelvic exam, lab tests, a blood test, vaginal ultrasound or biopsy. Diagnosis must be confirmed by surgery; which helps the doctor to determine if the cancer is benign or malignant.


Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are the main treatments for ovarian cancer. A team of specialists who include: a medical oncologist, a gynecological oncologist and a cancer nurse, a radiologist, pathologist, physiotherapist nutritionist, and therapist.

Factors that will be considered by your doctors in deciding the best treatment for you are your general health, whether fertility is an issue, the size n of cancer and how far it has spread.

What does the procedure involve?

If surgery is recommended, then it will probably involve the removal of:

  • Both ovaries and the fallopian tubes, also known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • The womb, also is known as a total abdominal hysterectomy
  • A fatty layer of tissue within the abdomen called an omentum, also known as an omentectomy
  • The lymph nodes from your pelvis and abdomen and nearby tissue to test if cancer has spread.

After care : If there are no complications you will be ready to go home in 3-7 days. However, it will take weeks to fully recover. Gentle exercises are advised after this surgery, but you should first discuss with your doctor.

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