2 of 2
NCCN QUICK GUIDE
Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2017
How often are follow-up tests for epithelial ovarian cancer?
Follow-up tests are recommended every 2 to 4 months for 2 years, then every 3 to 6 months
for 3 years, then once a year.58
What are the options for LCOH
(less common ovarian histopathologies)?
mixed Müllerian tumor]
Surgery is the main treatment for a MMMT. Adjuvant treatment
options include different types of chemotherapy.64
Clear cell carcinoma
of the ovary
After completion surgery, surgical staging, and possible lymph
node removal more treatment may follow. Adjuvant treatment
options include chemotherapy for stage IA to IV.66
of the ovary
Once surgery is complete, adjuvant treatment may include
observation, chemotherapy, and if not done before for stage IC,
Low-grade (grade 1)
Primary treatment includes completion surgery with surgical
staging followed by adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant treatment may
include observation, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy.68
tumors (LMP [low
Surgery is used as primary treatment for this type of tumor.
Fertility-sparing surgery, chemotherapy, and observation are also
other treatment options.70
Malignant sex cord-
Treatment includes fertility-sparing surgery, complete surgical
staging followed by chemotherapy or limited radiation treatment.74
Malignant germ cell
Surgery is the primary treatment option for germ cell tumors.
Other treatments depend on the type of germ cell tumor.77
How do I decide between options?
Ask your doctors many questions. Also, you could get a second opinion, attend support
groups, and compare the benefits and risks of different options.82
Page NumberÜ NCCN.org - for Clinicians
|NCCN.org/patients - for Patients
The NCCN QUICK GUIDE
series and NCCN Guidelines for Patients
are supported by
charitable donations made to the NCCN Foundation
. For more details and the full library of
patient and caregiver resources, visitNCCN.org/patients.