Part 10: Dictionary
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
Cancer cells that have broken away
from the first tumor and have invaded
(grown into) supporting tissues of
another organ or structure.
A pair of organs that filter blood and
remove waste from the body through
A thin, long tube with a light and
camera that is used to see inside the
Surgery that uses a thin, long tube
with a light and camera, and possibly
tools to remove tissue, inserted
through a small cut in the belly area.
Surgery with a long, up-and-down cut
through the wall of the abdomen (belly
The organ that prepares unused food
for leaving the body.
Sexual desire or emotions related
An organ that removes waste from
A controlled loss of feeling in a small
area of the body due to drugs being
administered to that area, usually
injected with a needle or rubbed on
top of the skin.
An organ in the body made of airways
and air sacs.
A clear fluid containing white blood
Small groups of special disease-
fighting cells located throughout the
Lymph node dissection
Removal of all groups of disease-
fighting cells from a cluster.
Tube-shaped ducts that carry lymph
throughout the body.
Swelling due to buildup of lymph (a
clear fluid containing white blood
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses radio waves and
powerful magnets to make pictures
of the inside of the body showing the
shape and function of body parts.
Treatment given to continue good
All health events and medications
taken to date.
A doctor who’s an expert in treating
cancer with drugs.
When a woman goes 12 or more
months without menstrual periods and
is no longer able to have babies.