NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
Malignant sex cord-stromal tumors
shows the treatment options for a
sex cord-stromal tumor that has come back after
treatment. This is called a recurrence or relapse.
Symptoms, imaging tests, and a CA-125 blood test
will confirm a clinical relapse. After a clinical relapse,
you have the option to join a clinical trial, consider
more surgery (cytoreductive), or get recurrence
treatment. Cytoreductive surgery may remove all or
part of organs or tissues the cancer has spread to.
This is also called debulking surgery.
Guide 22. Treatment for malignant sex cord-stromal tumor relapse
Follow-up results Recurrence treatment options
Clinical relapse of stage II-IV
Relapse based on symptoms,
imaging test results, or
increase in CA-125 levels
• Clinical trial
• Consider secondary cytoreductive surgery
• Recurrence treatment