Ovarian Cancer Glossary

Ovarian Cancer Glossary


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses magnets to show tissues with high fat and water content not seen with x-rays

Maintenance treatmentA treatment given to a patient after cancer has responded to initial therapy, which may extend the time of that response

MetastasisThe transfer or spreading of cancerous cells from point of origin into other organs

Multidisciplinary teamA healthcare team consisting of numerous doctors and other medical professionals who coordinate and collaborate to treat a person’s health needs