Ovarian Cancer Glossary

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Ovarian Cancer Glossary


Partial ResponseThe cancer has shrunk by a percentage but evidence of disease remains.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)An infection that affects the female reproductive system (i.e., vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries)

PeritoneumThe lining of the abdomen that protects the abdominal organs

Peutz-Jeghers syndromeA condition characterized by noncancerous growths in the stomach and intestines

PlatinumA metal that is an important component of some anticancer drugs, such as cisplatin and carboplatin.

Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanA diagnostic imaging procedure revealing the structure and function of cells

PrevalenceThe number of people with a condition in a given population at a particular time

Progression-free survival (PFS)The length of time during and after treatment that you live with cancer but it does not get worse

ProtocolDescription that includes the objectives, design, and methods of a clinical study. Scientific background and statistical data may also be included