NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Ovarian Cancer - page 39

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Ovarian cancer
Version 1.2013
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Part 4: Tools
Webpages
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Office on Women’s Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Review of Part 4
Surgery is the main way to stage ovarian cancer and is usually also used as the initial treatment.
Surgery to remove both ovaries and both Fallopian tubes is called BSO
(
b
ilateral
s
alpingo-
o
ophorectomy).
Surgery to remove only one ovary and its Fallopian tube is called USO
(
u
nilateral
s
alpingo-
o
ophorectomy).
Surgery to remove the entire uterus through a surgical cut in your abdomen is called TAH
(
t
otal
a
bdominal
h
ysterectomy).
Debulking surgery removes as much of the cancer as possible.
Staging procedures are done during surgery to remove the cancer.
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