For more information about ovarian cancer, diagnosis and treatment, see the National Cancer Institute (US) Ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer treatment – for health professionals (PDQ®), Ovarian germ cell tumors treatment – for health professionals (PDQ®) and Ovarian low malignant potential tumors treatment – for health professionals (PDQ®).
Clinical guidelines for ovarian cancer:
- Cancer Australia, Recommendations for the use of first-line chemotherapy for the treatment of women with epithelial ovarian cancer
- Cancer Australia, Recommendations for the management of women at high risk of ovarian cancer
- Cancer Australia, Follow up of women with epithelial ovarian cancer
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (US), Clinical practice guidelines in oncology: ovarian cancer
- European Society for Medical Oncology, Newly diagnosed and relapsed epithelial ovarian carcinoma: ESMO clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
- European Society for Medical Oncology, Non-epithelial ovarian cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
- Cancer Australia, Appropriate referral of women with suspected ovarian cancer
- Cancer Australia, Assessment of symptoms that may be ovarian cancer: a guide for GPs
- Cancer Australia, Advice about familial aspects of breast and epithelial ovarian cancer: a guide for health professionals. Also see the online tool Familial Risk Assessment Breast and Ovarian Cancer (FRA-BOC) for additional risk scenarios.
When reading materials that are published in other countries, note that some of the information may not apply to Australian patients.
- Position Statement on Testing for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women
- Frequently Asked Questions on Position Statement – Testing for Ovarian Cancer in Asymptomatic Women
- Position Statement on genetic testing for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Genetic testing for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer FAQs
Optimal cancer care pathways for ovarian cancer:
These clinical guides for health professionals set out key principles for optimal care at each step of the patient journey from prevention through to survivorship / end of life care.
The guides have been endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.
Patients and their family and carers can use the consumer versions to better understand an often complex health system, and to know what questions to ask of their health professionals to ensure they receive the best care at every step.
Help your patients and their family and carers understand the process they are going through by printing and sharing these guides as appropriate.
- View the Optimal Cancer Care Pathways or download consumer PDFs from www.cancer.org.au/OCP
- View the interactive consumer web portal at www.cancerpathways.org.au
- Optimal care pathway for women with ovarian cancer