NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
Treatment that stops the making or action of hormones in
A health condition of intense body heat and sweat for short
Surgery to remove the uterus.
Tests that make pictures (images) of the inside of the body.
Cancer cells that broke away from the first tumor and
formed new tumors on the surface of nearby organs and
A method of giving drugs slowly through a needle into a
The organ that eaten food passes through after leaving the
intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy
Chemotherapy drugs given directly into the belly (abdomen)
through a small tube.
Given directly into the belly (abdomen) through a small tube.
intravenous (IV) chemotherapy
Chemotherapy drugs given through a needle or tube
inserted into a vein.
Given by a needle or tube inserted into a vein.
When one kind of cell grows into organs or tissues where it
Cancer cells that broke away from the first tumor and are
growing into (invading) supporting tissue of nearby organs.
A pair of organs that filter blood and remove waste from the
body through urine.
Surgery with a long, up-and-down cut through the wall of the
The organ that prepares unused food for leaving the body.
An organ that removes waste from blood and makes a liquid
that helps to digest food.
liver function test
A blood test that measures chemicals that are made or
processed by the liver to check how well the liver is working.
A clear fluid containing white blood cells that fight infection
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
Small tubes that carry lymph—a clear fluid with white blood
cells that fight infection and disease—throughout the body.
Abnormal changes within genes that increase the chances
of developing Colon, rectum, endometrial, ovarian, and
other cancers. It is also called heredity non-polyposis
colorectal cancer syndrome (HNPCC).
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
A test that uses radio waves and powerful magnets to make
pictures of the inside of the body.
Treatment given to continue (maintain) good results of prior
All health events and medications taken to date.
A doctor who is an expert in treating cancer with drugs such
The point in time when menstrual periods end.
Changes in the womb and ovaries that prepare a woman’s
body for pregnancy.