Part 10: Dictionary
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
A dye put into your body to make
clearer pictures during imaging tests.
Patients in research who don’t receive
a new treatment.
Surgery that removes as much of the
cancer as possible.
To identify a disease.
Identification of a disease.
A sheet of muscles below the ribs that
helps a person to breathe.
One of five cell subtypes of ovarian
cancer based on how the cells look
when viewed with a microscope.
The inner lining of the uterus (organ
where babies grow during pregnancy).
Cells that form the outer layer of
tissue lining around organs and
structures in the body.
Epithelial ovarian cancer
Cancer that starts in the cells that
form the outer layer of tissue lining
around the ovaries.
The outer layer of tissue lining around
organs and structures in the body.
The female organ that eggs travel
through from an ovary (organ that
makes eggs and hormones) to the
uterus (where a baby grows during
Severe tiredness despite getting
enough sleep that limits one’s ability
The ability to have babies.
Surgery that removes one ovary
(organ that makes eggs and
hormones) and one Fallopian tube
(organ eggs travel through from the
ovary to the uterus) so that a woman
can still have babies.
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
Use of a thin needle to remove fluid
or tissue from the body to test for
Tests done after treatment to check
for signs that the cancer has come
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
A federal government agency that
regulates drugs and food.
A small organ that holds digestive fluid
from the liver.
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract
Group of organs that food passes
through when you eat.