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Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but it happens

Ovarian cancers in teenagers is entirely different than ovarian cancer in adults.
Tumors in kids are generally more treatable and more responsive to chemotherapy. Typical tumor types are called germ cell tumors in kids and adenomas in adults.

In brief: Yes, but it happens

Ovarian cancers in teenagers is entirely different than ovarian cancer in adults.
Tumors in kids are generally more treatable and more responsive to chemotherapy. Typical tumor types are called germ cell tumors in kids and adenomas in adults.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The median age for a woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer is about 60 years old.

In brief: Yes

The median age for a woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer is about 60 years old.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Strictly defined, ovarian cancer is rare in teen years.
However, cysts, nodules and a tumor called teratoma is not uncommon and can sometimes develop a cancer in it.

In brief: Depends

Strictly defined, ovarian cancer is rare in teen years.
However, cysts, nodules and a tumor called teratoma is not uncommon and can sometimes develop a cancer in it.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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