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Ovarian cancer is made up of more than one disease.
It’s often spoken about as one disease – cancer of the ovaries – but there are actually different types of ovarian cancer – classified by where the cancerous cells first began to grow.
There are three main types of ovarian tumour. If you’re diagnosed with ovarian cancer, your doctor will tell you what type of tumour you have.
The three types of ovarian tumour are:
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common type of ovarian cancer, accounting for 90% of all cases.
An epithelial ovarian tumour develops on the surface of the ovary. Some are benign, but some are malignant. There are six types of epithelial ovarian tumour:
Germ cell tumours originate in the cells within the ovary that develop into eggs. These types of tumours account for 5-10% of ovarian cancer cases and they tend to occur in younger women (mostly in their 20s). Most germ cell tumours are non-cancerous and 90% of cases can be successfully treated.
Sex cord stromal tumours begin in the connective cells that hold the ovaries together. They can affect all age groups. Most of these tumours are either not cancerous or are very slow growing and account for 5% of all ovarian cancer cases.
Primary peritoneal carcinoma is not a type of ovarian cancer but it is closely related to epithelial ovarian cancer. It’s also sometimes referred to as extra-ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma or serious surface papillary carcinoma.
This type of cancer is rare and develops from the cells that line the pelvis. It has the same symptoms as ovarian cancer and is diagnosed and treated in the same way.
Information for the younger women here: http://ovarian.org.uk/about-ovarian-cancer/younger-women
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