NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
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.
[malignant mixed Müllerian
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.