Ovarian Cancer Glossary

Ovarian Cancer Glossary

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Cancer antigen 125 protein (CA-125)A glycoprotein found in healthy adult cells that spur the immune system into action when precancerous and cancerous cells are detected

ChemotherapyA cancer treatment option that introduces chemicals to destroy cancerous cells

ColonoscopyA diagnostic procedure involving a long, flexible tubular camera used to view the colon

Complete Response to chemotherapyThere is no evidence of disease

Computed axial tomography (CAT) scanA diagnostic imaging procedure and may involve radioactive contrast

Cowden syndromeA condition in which noncancerous growths appear on the skin and around the nose and mouth