NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Ovarian Cancer - page 12

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Part 2: Initial tests for ovarian cancer
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Ovarian cancer
Version 1.2013
The tests for ovarian cancer listed above are described
on the next pages. Which tests you will have depends on
your symptoms, the results of other tests, and whether
ovarian cancer was confirmed by a previous surgery.
Family and medical history
Before and after cancer treatment, your doctor will ask
about your medical history, general health, and any
symptoms you’ve had. Your medical history includes
any health issues you’ve had and any medications
you’ve taken. It may help to make a list of old and new
medications while at home to bring to your doctor’s office.
Your doctor may also take a family medical history. For
this, your doctor will ask about cancer and other health
conditions your family members have. This will help your
doctor find out how many members of your family have
had related cancers. Although rare, ovarian cancer can
Initial tests and exams
Suspected ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer confirmed by previous
surgery
• Family and medical history
• Family and medical history
• Abdominal and pelvic exam
• Imaging tests of your:
• Imaging tests of your:
- Chest
- Chest
- Pelvis and abdomen as needed
- Pelvis and abdomen as needed
• Blood tests:
- GI (
g
astro
i
ntestinal) tract as needed
- CBC (
c
omplete
b
lood
c
ount)
• Blood tests:
- Chemistry profile with liver function tests
- CA-125 (
c
ancer
a
ntigen 125) or other tumor markers
as needed
- CA-125 (
c
ancer
a
ntigen 125) or other tumor markers
as needed
- Chemistry profile with liver fuction tests
• Review of tumor tissue at new treatment center
- CBC (
c
omplete
b
lood
c
ount)
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