Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  96 / 104 Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 96 / 104 Next Page
Page Background

94

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

Dictionary

taxane

A type of cancer drug that blocks certain cell parts to stop a

cell from dividing into two cells.

treatment plan

A written course of action through cancer treatment and

beyond.

treatment response

An outcome or improvement related to treatment.

tumor

An abnormal mass formed by the overgrowth of cells.

tumor marker

A substance found in body tissue or fluid that may be a sign

of cancer.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

A federal government agency that regulates drugs and food

in the United States

.

ultrasound

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

tube.

uterus

The female organ where babies grow during pregnancy.

Also called womb.

vagina

The hollow, muscular tube in women through which babies

are born.

vein

A blood vessel that carries blood back to the heart from all

parts of the body.

washings

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.