NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Ovarian Cancer - page 52

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Ovarian cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 5: Tools
What are the available treatments for ovarian cancer?
Are there any clinical trials I could take part in?
What are the risks and benefits of each treatment for
ovarian cancer?
Will my age, general health, stage of ovarian cancer, and
other medical conditions limit my treatment choices?
Do I have to get treated?
Where will I be treated? Will I have to stay in the
hospital or can I go home after each treatment?
What can I do to prepare for treatment? Should I stop
taking my medications? Should I store my blood in case
I need a transfusion?
Am I a candidate for fertility-sparing surgery?
Is ovarian cancer surgery a major part of your practice?
How many ovarian tumor surgeries have you done?
How many of your patients have had complications?
If IP chemotherapy is being considered, how frequently
do you give this type of treatment? Is my general health
good enough to make this a good treatment option for
me?
How soon should I start treatment? How long does
treatment take?
How much will the treatment cost? How can I find out
how much my insurance company will cover?
How likely is it that I’ll be cancer-free after treatment?
What symptoms should I look out for while being treated
for ovarian cancer?
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
What is the chance that my cancer will come back and/
or spread?
What should I do after I finish treatment?
Are there supportive services that I can get involved in?
Support groups?
Questions about treatment to ask your doctor
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