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NCCN QUICK GUIDE

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Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017

This NCCNQUICK GUIDE

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sheet summarizes key points from the complete

NCCN Guidelines

for Patients

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: Ovarian Cancer

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These guidelines explain which tests and treatments are

recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit

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How do doctors choose treatment options?

Treatment options depend on the cancer stage—how far the cancer has grown and

spread.

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The main treatment used to rid the body of cancer is called the primary treatment.

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What are the main treatment options for ovarian cancer

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Surgery

Surgery is used as the first and main (primary) treatment for

most ovarian cancers.

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Most

women with ovarian cancer receive chemotherapy after primary

treatment with surgery.

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Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy is treatment with drugs that target a specific

or unique feature of cancer cells. Some targeted therapy drugs

are used treat ovarian cancer.

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Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is treatment that stops the body from making

certain hormones or stops the action of the hormones. It may

be used for ovarian cancer that has come back after other

treatments.

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Clinical trials

Clinical trials help doctors learn how to prevent, diagnose, and

treat a disease like ovarian cancer.

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What are the options by stage for epithelial ovarian cancer

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Stage I

Surgery is used as primary treatment for stage I ovarian cancer.

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Most women with ovarian cancer will receive chemotherapy after

primary treatment with surgery. This is called adjuvant treatment.

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Stage II, III, or IV

Surgery is often used as primary treatment for ovarian cancer.

The type and extent of surgery depends on the cancer stage.

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Most women with ovarian cancer will receive chemotherapy after

primary treatment with surgery.

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Ovarian Cancer

Treatment Options