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High grade serous carcinoma of the ovary and fallopian tube

What is high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary? High-grade serous carcinoma is a type of ovarian cancer. It develops from the epithelial cells on the outer surface of the ovary or the inside of the fallopian tube. For this reason, some pathologists will diagnose high-grade serous carcinoma as ‘tubo-ovarian’ to indicate its possible origin from …
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Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC)

What is serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC)? Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) is a non-invasive type of fallopian tube cancer. It develops from the cells that cover the inside surface of the fallopian tube. STIC is a pre-cancerous disease that can, over time, turn into an invasive type of cancer called high-grade serous carcinoma. Why …
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Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast

What is invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast? Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is a type of breast cancer and the most common type of breast cancer worldwide. Another name for this type of cancer is infiltrating ductal carcinoma. How is the diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma made? The diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma is usually …
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