Borderline ovarian tumor is different from ovarian cancer. Borderline ovarian tumor attacks the lining of the ovary, not the ovaries themselves, and does not grow into the surrounding tissue. It is important to note that a “borderline” tumor does not belong to cancer – it develops more slowly and has a lower malignant potential, and a much better prognosis.
It occurs in 5-6 per 100,000 women at an average age of 55. In about 30% of cases, it occurs in women under the age of 40. It is not hereditary.
The most common symptom is abdominal pain and in 90% of cases it is detected in the first stage. It is diagnosed by clinical and ultrasound examination, and the main form of treatment is surgery. After the intervention, most women are considered cured without further consequences.
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