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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: borderline ovarian tumor?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing(low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

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Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2017

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