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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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What is ovarian cancer?

It is a disease in which cells in the ovary grow without control and form a mass called a

tumor. The cells can break off of the first tumor in the ovary and spread to other parts of

the body.

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There is more than one type of ovarian cancer. Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most

common type.

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Do I have ovarian cancer?

Your doctor may suspect ovarian cancer if you have certain symptoms that are new and

frequent. Such symptoms include: feeling bloated, pain in your pelvis or belly, trouble

eating or feeling full fast, and needing to urinate often or urgently.

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If ovarian cancer is likely, then more tests—and often surgery—are needed to know

for sure.

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What tests do I need?

Tests to check your

health and look for

signs of cancer

Medical history, family history, and physical exam including

your abdomen (belly) and pelvis

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Genetic counseling and testing

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Ultrasound or other imaging tests to take pictures of the

inside of your abdomen (belly) and pelvis

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Blood tests including: CBC (

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omplete

b

lood

c

ount), blood

chemistry profile, liver function tests, and CA-125 (

c

ancer

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ntigen

125

)

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Tests to confirm

ovarian cancer

A biopsy—removal of tissue to test for cancer cells—is often

done during surgery.

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