What are the possible complications of borderline ovarian cancer?

Updated: Mar 18, 2019
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Most of the complications of borderline ovarian cancer are caused by the operation itself, subsequent therapy, or recurrence.

In one series of 28 borderline tumor–related deaths, 2 patients died of radiation-associated complications, 9 of chemotherapy-associated complications, 8 of bowel obstruction, and 8 of invasive carcinoma. This led the authors to suggest that most patients with borderline tumors died with the disease rather than from the disease.


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