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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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:

Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

Figure 4

Lymph vessels and nodes

Lymph vessels and nodes are

found all over the body. Lymph

nodes are small groups of special

disease-fighting cells. Lymph

nodes are connected to each

other by a network of small tubes

called lymph vessels.

Figure 3

Epithelial ovarian cancer

Most ovarian cancers start in the

epithelial cells. Epithelial cells

form the outer layer of tissue

around the ovary. This layer of

tissue is called the epithelium.

Cancer that starts in these cells

is called epithelial ovarian cancer.

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Ovarian cancer

Cancer cells

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Epithelium

Epithelial tumor

Ovary

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