What is borderline ovarian cancer?

Updated: Mar 18, 2019
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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In 1929, Taylor first described a subset of epithelial ovarian tumors that he termed semimalignant. These lesions have a more favorable outcome than do other ovarian cancers, but they were not separately classified by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) until the early 1970s.

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