What are the types of ovarian cancer?

Types of ovarian cancer. There are different types of ovarian cancer. The most common is epithelial ovarian cancer, which affects the lining of the ovaries. Nine out of 10 ovarian cancers are epithelial. There are several different types of epithelial ovarian cancer; the most common type is called ‘serous’.


Non-epithelial ovarian cancer is much less common. This type includes germ cell cancers that form from the cells in the ovary that make the eggs. These usually affect younger women.
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What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

Depends on your path. You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. Read more...
No data. Your doctor should have reviewed this with you and if not...Require that he/she does. Read more...

Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

Homework question? If this is a homework question, it's a stinker. There are about a dozen common types, each with its own personality. Serous has a counterpart in the 3rd most common cancer of of the endometrium and in primary peritoneal lesions. Clear-cell has fooled pathology residents by its resemblance to common kidney cancer. Dysgerminoma matches a man's seminoma. A good pathology text will tell you more. Read more...

How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

Exam, not a CA-125! A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. Read more...

Today my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. How bad is this type of cancer?

It is often treatabl. Ovarian cancer is a serious illness, but there is good treatment available for it. With current treatments nearly one half of the ovarian cancers are curable. But it will take some time to know how well she willl do in the long range. I would advise you to be hopeful that she has a good chance to recover from this illness. Read more...

What specific type of lymph nodes are most commonly involved in ovarian cancer?

Uncommon. Ovarian cancer typically does not go to lymph nodes except in a minority of patients where pelvic and para-aortic nodes can be affected. On rare occasions inguinal lymph nodes can be the site of ovarian cancer metastasis. Read more...

If I have a rare type of ovarian cancer, will I still be able to conceive a baby?

Need to ask gyn. Since most ovarian cancer management requires removal of the ovary affected and consideration of removal of both, fertility is unlikely after definitive treatment. However, if u have a rare form of a rare cancer it is difficult to answer your question without more specifics. This, i'd have to refer u to your managing gynecologist to answer specifically. Read more...

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature. Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. The leg pain associated with ovarian cancer is caused usually by a deep vein thrombosis. This is usually a dull, aching pain often associated with swelling. Read more...

Cyst on ovary, fullness sensation, little bitof blosting and nausea, very small appetite. I do have a type of colitis. Ovarian cancer?

Get checked! The early signs of Ovarian cancer include vague symptoms like bloating, diarrhea alternating with constipation, vague abdominal and back pain, and early satiety (getting full after eating a small amount). It's most likely you DON'T have ovarian cancer, but you should be checked by a doctor with that possibility in mind. It's curable when caught early! Don't let fear hold you back! Read more...