NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
Stages II, III, and IV ovarian cancer
If tests showed a partial response or persistent or
progressive disease, then you have three main
options to choose from. The first option is to receive
treatment within a clinical trial. A second option is to
start recurrence treatment—drugs given after prior
treatments failed to kill all the cancer or keep it away.
Another option is to receive best supportive care.
Supportive care is treatment given to relieve the
symptoms of cancer or side effects of cancer
treatment. It aims to improve quality of life and
relieve any discomfort you have. Supportive care
may be given alone. It may also be given along with
recurrence treatment or treatment within a clinical