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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318248045b
Ovarian Cancer

Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Young Women


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Ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 22,000 cases annually in the United States. Although the vast majority of ovarian cancers occur in postmenopausal women and are of advanced stage, a significant subset occurs in young women. Among those subtypes having a predisposition for young women are malignant ovarian germ cell tumors, sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors, and tumors of low malignant potential. However, invasive epithelial ovarian cancers may also occur in young women, particularly the subtypes of low-grade serous carcinoma and mucinous carcinoma. This article details the diagnosis and optimal treatment of ovarian cancers subtypes in young women.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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