NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
positron emission tomography (PET)/computed
tomography (CT) scan
A test that uses a sugar radiotracer and x-rays from many
angles to view the shape and function of organs and tissues
inside the body.
The first or main chemotherapy drugs given to treat cancer.
The main treatment used to rid the body of cancer.
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
The likely or expected course and outcome of a disease.
Cancer that continued to grow (progress) during or after
Imaging tests show signs that cancer has come back after
A doctor who’s an expert in reading imaging tests—tests
that make pictures of the inside of the body.
The last part of the large intestine that holds stool until it’s
expelled from the body.
The return of cancer after treatment. Also called a relapse.
Treatment that is given after prior treatments failed to kill all
the cancer or keep it away.
A treatment plan that specifies the drug(s), dose, schedule,
and length of treatment.
The return of cancer after treatment. Also called a
Organs that help make babies.
The group of organs that work together to make babies. In
women, this includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus,
cervix, and vagina.
The most common cell subtype of ovarian cancer.
An unhealthy or unpleasant condition caused by treatment.
The last part of the colon—organ that changes unused food
from a liquid to a solid form—that connects to the rectum,
which holds stool until it leaves the body.
The digestive organ that absorbs nutrients from eaten food.
An organ to the left of the stomach that helps protect the
body from disease.
Cells that form the connective and supporting tissues that
hold the ovary together.
A form of sugar that is put into your body and lets off a small
amount of energy that is absorbed by active cells.
Treatment given to relieve the symptoms of a disease. Also
called palliative care.
A doctor who is an expert in operations to remove or repair
a part of the body.
An operation to remove or repair a part of the body.
The process of finding out how far cancer has spread by
performing tests and procedures during surgery to remove
Treatment with surgery—an operation to remove or repair a
part of the body.
A new or changed health problem a person experiences that
may indicate a certain disease or health condition.
Treatment with drugs that target a specific or unique feature
of cancer cells.