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A member asked about a 75-year-old female:

My mother in-law was just diagnosed with brenner's ovarian cancer that has metastasized to her liver. dr. says no treatment available as it's rare?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Most Brenner tumors: of the ovary are benign; the diagnosis of a malignant one is very unusual. Certainly the first line of treatment is surgical removal but if there is confirmed evidence (by biopsy) the tumor has spread to the liver then other options come into play. While treatment in this situation is not curative, chemotherapy can offer life extension/quality of life benefits. See an ovarian cancer Oncologist.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: Metastasizing Brenner tumors are very uncommon. I would insist in a consensus from at least three pathologists. If it is, try treating as if it were a more common coelomic-type ovarian cancer
Last updated Mar 1, 2017


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