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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

6

Treatment guide

Carcinosarcoma (MMMT)

Part 6 is a guide through the treatment

options for people with less common

types of 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.

Carcinosarcoma (MMMT

[malignant mixed Müllerian

tumor)

MMMTs are a rare type of ovarian tumor. Most

doctors consider this less common ovarian cancer

histopathology to be a type of poorly differentiated

epithelial ovarian cancer. This means the cells may

have changed form and become a MMMT.

When cancer is poorly differentiated, this means

the cells look very different from normal cells when

viewed under a microscope. Because the cells

are “poorly” differentiated, the cancer may grow

and spread more quickly. This type of cancer is

considered aggressive. Thus, the first treatment

option is surgery.