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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

6

Treatment guide

Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary

Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary

Guide 15. Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary

Diagnosis Stage Adjuvant treatment options

If not done before:

• GI tests

• CEA

(

c

arcino

e

mbryonic

a

ntigen) blood test

• Consider surgical

staging

• Stage IA-IB

ª

• Observe

or

• If not done before, fertility-sparing surgery for certain

patients

• Stage IC

ª

• Observe

or

• IV taxane/carboplatin for 3 to 6 cycles

or

• 5-FU + leucovorin + oxaliplatin

or

• Capecitabine + oxaliplatin

or

• If not done before, fertility-sparing surgery for certain

patients

• Stage II-IV

ª

• Chemotherapy

or

• 5-FU + leucovorin + oxaliplatin

or

• Capecitabine + oxaliplatin

• Borderline

ª

• See Guides 17 and 18

Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary is usually

diagnosed early on. This cancer involves large

tumors that tend to fill the whole belly (abdomen) and

pelvic area. The diagnosis occurs at a young age;

usually at 20 to 40 years. Most people with mucinous

carcinoma of the ovary respond well to treatment.

Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary is usually

diagnosed after surgery for a suspicious tumor in

the belly and pelvic area. The same tests that are

ordered to diagnose other ovarian cancer are used

for mucinous tumors. See Part 2,

Testing for ovarian

cancer

.