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i was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's cancer: However, it's unlikely to harm you. Different physicians may sugar-coat or say "barely cancer" or "not really cancer" but the bottom line is that I'm glad it's out or there's a fair chance it would have killed you. Read online about the statistics but if you were assured, "no spread", you've got 95%+ of it not killing you.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2018

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