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Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dermoid Cysts : Dermoid ovarian cysts are benign; your lesion should have been thoroughly examined by a pathologist to rule out any hidden cancer, which very rarely can be found "hiding" in such cysts, but if the report indicated a dermis cyst, you are clear.
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Surgical Oncology 40 years experience
Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
If a cancer is found within a dermoid cyst, the pathologist will make a clear and obvious report of it to the surgeon.
Feb 21, 2013

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