What factors have been reported to have no effect on progression-free survival in borderline ovarian cancer?

Updated: Mar 18, 2019
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Gershenson and colleagues' research indicated that the following factors had no effect on progression-free survival:

  • Age

  • Stage

  • Type of surgery

  • Postoperative treatment

  • Coexistence with noninvasive implants

  • Number of invasive implants

No statistically significant differences are found in survival between mucinous and serous tumors. Mucinous tumors are most often stage I at time of diagnosis, and it is quite unusual to find extraovarian disease in tumors of mucinous origin.

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