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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Near Ca/need info.

Any borderline situation regarding a tumor means that it is a step away from being cancerous.
Some ovarian tumors have more malignant potential than others. Borderline ovarian tumors have cellular features of malignancy but do not invade. Thus surgery should be curative in nearly all cases.

In brief: Near Ca/need info.

Any borderline situation regarding a tumor means that it is a step away from being cancerous.
Some ovarian tumors have more malignant potential than others. Borderline ovarian tumors have cellular features of malignancy but do not invade. Thus surgery should be curative in nearly all cases.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
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