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How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

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Dr. Marina Landa
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In brief: Clinicopath. correla

One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient.
Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages. Clinicopathologic correlation is important.

In brief: Clinicopath. correla

One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient.
Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages. Clinicopathologic correlation is important.
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