NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Ovarian Cancer - page 9

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 1: Tools
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Review of Part 1
The ovaries are organs in women that help make babies.
Ovarian cancer often starts in the cells on the surface of the ovaries.
Cancer cells form a tumor since they don’t die as they should.
Cancer cells can break off of the primary tumor and implant on nearby tissues and organs.
Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through lymph or blood.
Borderline ovarian cancer has abnormal cells that aren’t clearly cancerous.
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