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Ovarian cancer 

Ovarian cancer
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Ovarian cancer
Author(s):

Ioannis Gounaris

and Christine Parkinson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0019
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date: 20 August 2019

For many decades epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC) have been treated as a single disease entity. Recent advances suggest that there are five subtypes of EOC namely high-grade serous, clear cell, endometriod, mucinous and low-grade serrous with distinct clinical behaviour. Surgery is the standard of care in patients with early stage EOC. The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in different subtypes of EOC is still evolving.

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