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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?

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Dr. Julie Abbott answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

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.

Answered Mar 1, 2017

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

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

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