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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is an ovarian cystadenoma cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: If the diagnosis is rendered by a pathologist, a cystadenoma is the term for a benign/non-malignant tumor. These tumors can become very large and it is usually advisable to remove these.
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
No: These are benign tumors of the ovaries that can get very large and painful, but otherwise are not considered malignant. Surgical treatment can be indicated if they are symptomatic.
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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

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No.: This is a common benign ovarian tumor diagnosed by microscopic examination.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is an ovarian cystadenoma a type of cancer?

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Cystadenoma: A cystadenoma is benign epithelial lesion of the ovary. If the histology is more complex it could be classified as a borderline tumor of undertermined malignant potential. The malignant version is as a cystadenocarcinoma. Saw one today in my practice. You have nothing to worry about.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2015

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