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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

5

Treatment guide

Stage I ovarian cancer

Guide 5. Treatment after surgery for stage I ovarian cancer

Cancer stage

Treatment options

Stage IA or IB, grade 1

Cancer is in one or both ovaries only

and it is low grade (slow-growing)

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• Observation with follow-up tests

Stage IA or IB, grade 2

Cancer is in one or both ovaries only

and it is medium grade

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• Observation with follow-up tests

• Chemotherapy given in a vein (IV) for 3 to 6 cycles

Stage IA or IB, grade 3

Cancer is in one or both ovaries only,

and it is high grade (fast-growing)

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• Chemotherapy given in a vein (IV) for 3 to 6 cycles

Stage IC, grades 1, 2 or 3

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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• Chemotherapy given in a vein (IV) for 3 to 6 cycles

Chemotherapy regimens for stage I ovarian cancer

Chemotherapy regimens

Length of a cycle

Paclitaxel and carboplatin

21 days (3 weeks)

Paclitaxel and carboplatin

7 days (1 week)

Docetaxel and carboplatin

21 days (3 weeks)