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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

5

Treatment guide

Stage I ovarian cancer

Part 5 is a guide through the treatment

options for people with epithelial ovarian

cancer. It shows which tests and

treatments are recommended under which

conditions. This treatment information may

help you ask your doctor questions about

your next steps of care.

This information is taken from the treatment

guidelines written by NCCN experts of ovarian

cancer. These treatment guidelines list options for

people with ovarian cancer in general. Thus, your

doctors may suggest other treatment for you based

on your health and personal needs. Discuss and

decide on your treatment plan with your doctor.

Stage I ovarian cancer

Guide 3. Primary treatment for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer

Cancer stage

Treatment options

Stage IA

Cancer is only in one ovary

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• Surgery to remove one ovary and its fallopian tube + surgical

staging + debulking as needed (fertility desired)

• Surgery to remove both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, and the

uterus + surgical staging

Stage IB

Cancer is in both ovaries only

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• Surgery to remove both ovaries and its fallopian tube +

surgical staging (fertility desired)

• Surgery to remove both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, and the

uterus + surgical staging + debulking as needed

Stage IC

Cancer is in one or both ovaries

and cancer is on the ovary

surface, the ovary capsule has

ruptured, and/or cancer cells are

in ascites or washings

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• Surgery to remove one ovary and its fallopian tube + surgical

staging (certain patients)

• Surgery to remove both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, and the

uterus + surgical staging + debulking as needed