Skip Navigation LinksHome > March 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 1 > Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Young Women
Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318248045b
Ovarian Cancer

Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Young Women

GERSHENSON, DAVID M. MD

Collapse Box

Abstract

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.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.