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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1 Ovarian cancer
9

The ovaries
10

Ovarian cancer
11

Cancer cells
12

Symptoms
14

Review
14

Part 2: Testing for ovarian cancer
15

General health tests
17

Imaging tests
18

Blood tests
22

Tissue tests
23

Review
23

Part 3: Cancer staging
24

Surgical staging
25

Staging systems
27

Ovarian cancer stages
27

Cancer grades and cell subtypes
32

Cancer care plan
32

Review
34

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
36

Surgery
37

Chemotherapy
39

Targeted therapy
41

Hormone therapy
42

Clinical trials
43

Review
44

Part 5: Treatment guide for epithelial ovarian cancer
46

Stage I ovarian cancer
47

Stages II, III, and IV ovarian cancer
53

Follow-up after initial treatment
60

Part 6: Treatment guide for LCOH (less common types of ovarian histopathologies)
65

Carcinosarcoma (MMMT [malignant mixed Müllerian tumor)
66

Clear cell carcinoma of the ovary
68

Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary
69

Low-grade (grade 1) serous/endometrioid epithelial carcinoma
70

Borderline epithelial tumors (LMP [low malignant potential]
72

Malignant sex cord-stromal tumors
76

Malignant germ cell tumors
78

Part 7: Making treatment decisions
83

It’s your choice
84

Questions to ask your doctors
84

Questions to ask your doctors about testing
85

Questions to ask your doctors about treatment
86

Questions to ask your doctors about clinical trials
87

Deciding between options
88

Websites
89

Review
89

Glossary
90

Dictionary
91

Acronyms
97

NCCN Panel Members for Ovarian Cancer
100

NCCN Member Institutions
101

Index
102