Part 10: Dictionary
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
One of five cell subtypes of ovarian
cancer based on how the cells look
when viewed with a microscope.
An unplanned physical or emotional
response to treatment.
The use of one drug.
The organ that absorbs nutrients from
A computer picture of areas inside
the body created by sound waves
bounced off of tissues and organs.
An organ to the left of the stomach
that helps protect the body against
Grouping of cancer according to how
large the tumor is and how far the
cancer has spread in the body.
Staging procedures (surgical
Procedures during surgery that are
used to find out how far the cancer
The process that a health professional
should follow to treat a medical
An organ of the digestive system that
turns solid food into a liquid form.
Treatment of the symptoms of a
disease. Also called palliative care.
An operation to remove or repair a
part of the body.
Surgery to find out how far cancer
has spread in the body and to see if
surgery to remove all of the cancer is
a safe and good option.
A sudden stop in menstrual periods
caused by surgery to remove both
Procedures done during surgery that
are used to find out how far cancer
A physical sign or patient report of a
Drugs used to treat cancer cells
throughout the body.
Drugs that specifically target and kill
Total abdominal hysterectomy
Surgery that removes the uterus
(female organ where babies grow
during pregnancy) through a surgical
cut in the abdomen (belly area).