What are ovarian malignancies?

Updated: Feb 27, 2019
  • Author: Arthur C Fleischer, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Ovarian cancer is a silent killer; however, improvements in identification of women at high risk for ovarian cancer, as well as improved imaging techniques, have increased the likelihood of early detection. [1, 2, 3]   Primary ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC high-grade serous ovarian cancer) is the most prevalent and lethal histologic subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer, partly because it is frequently diagnosed at advanced stages. [4]


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