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A female asked:

Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
No.: This is a common benign ovarian tumor diagnosed by microscopic examination.
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Ovarian cystadenoma: No! an ovarian cystadenoma is benign. A cancer would be called an ovarian adenocarcinoma.
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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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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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A female asked:

Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not usually: Serous cystadenoma (sc) of ovary is a common benign (not cancerous) tumor highly unusual to turn into cancer unless it is classified as serous borderline cystadenoma. Sc may also occur in the pancreas, often in the tail end area. It is also benign but can grow quite large and thus can physically push on other near by structures. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck.
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Last updated May 17, 2018

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