NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
A type of cancer drug that blocks certain cell parts to stop a
cell from dividing into two cells.
A written course of action through cancer treatment and
An outcome or improvement related to treatment.
An abnormal mass formed by the overgrowth of cells.
A substance found in body tissue or fluid that may be a sign
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
A federal government agency that regulates drugs and food
in the United States
A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside
of the body.
unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO)
Surgery that removes one ovary and the attached fallopian
The female organ where babies grow during pregnancy.
Also called womb.
The hollow, muscular tube in women through which babies
A blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart from all
parts of the body.
Sample of liquid that is tested for cancer cells after it is used
to “wash” the inside of the belly (peritoneal cavity).
white blood cell
A type of blood cell that helps fight infections in the body.