Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

VIDEO | 5:00

Most women with ovarian cancer have surgery followed by chemotherapy. Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the advantages of a kind of chemotherapy called intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. IP chemotherapy is given directly in the internal lining of the abdominal area through a surgically implanted catheter. This treatment allows a high concentration of chemo drugs to reach the cancerous tissue for a prolonged period of time, and has been shown to increase effectiveness in several randomized clinical trials.