What are the guidelines on ovarian cancer workup?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines make a category 1 recommendation that in all patients undergoing surgical evaluation for ovarian cancer, the procedure should be performed by an experienced gynecologic oncologist. [45]

Guidelines from the SGO and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) contain a strong recommendation, similar to that of the NCCN, that all women with suspected stage IIIC or IV invasive epithelial ovarian cancer be evaluated by a gynecologic oncologist to determine whether they are candidates for primary cytoreductive surgery. [44]


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