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do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Ovarian cysts are common in premenopausal women and most are not cancer, nor premalignant. They do need to be diagnosed appropriately and followed carefully by your physician.
Answered on Jul 12, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Thankfully: No. There are many ovarian cysts, and few ovarian cancers.
Answered on Sep 20, 2019
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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated.
Answered on Sep 27, 2012
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