Types of Ovarian Cancer
are three main types of ovarian cancer, according to the type of cells in the ovary where the cancer
Ovarian epithelial cancer - also known as surface epithelial-stromal tumor, ovarian
epithelial carcinoma begin in the cells located on the outer surface of the ovary; it is the most common type of
ovarian cancer, representing nearly 80% of ovarian malignancies.
Ovarian germ cell
forms of ovarian cancer are more common among young women and girls; they are account for less 12% of
ovarian cancers. Ovarian germ cell tumors develops in the cells that produce eggs; they are less common than
epithelial ovarian cancer but usually more aggressive.
Stromal Tumors of the
- these cancers develop in the connective tissue cells that hold various elements of the ovary
together; it accounts for nearly 8% of ovarian cancers. Stromal tumors are less common than
Ovarian Cancer Statistics