ovarian tumour

Benign Brenner tumour

What is a benign Brenner tumour? A benign Brenner tumour is a rare non-cancerous ovarian tumour. The tumour starts from the cells normally found on the outside surface of the ovary. What are the symptoms of a benign Brenner tumour? These tumours may not cause any symptoms and may only be recognized by your pathologist …
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Serous borderline tumour of the ovary

What is a serous borderline tumour? Serous borderline tumour is a non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour. Although it is considered non-cancerous, the tumour cells can spread to other organs within the abdomen and pelvis. Is a serous borderline tumour of the ovary a type of cancer? No. Serous borderline tumour is not a type of …
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Serous cystadenoma of the ovary

What is a serous cystadenoma? A serous cystadenoma is a very common non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour. It develops from the cells on the surface of the ovary. While these tumours are non-cancerous, they can grow to be very large in size and as a result, can cause significant symptoms for many patients. What are …
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Mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary

What is mucinous cystadenoma? A mucinous cystadenoma is a non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour.  While these tumours are non-cancerous, they can grow to be very large in size and can cause significant symptoms for many patients. How do pathologists make this diagnosis? For most women, the diagnosis of mucinous cystadenoma is only made when the entire …
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Mucinous borderline tumour of the ovary

What is a mucinous borderline tumour? A mucinous borderline tumour is a non-cancerous type of ovarian tumour. While the tumour is considered non-cancerous, it is associated with a small risk of turning into cancer over time. The behaviour of this tumour is thought to fall somewhere in between a mucinous cystadenoma which is a non-cancerous …
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Mature cystic teratoma of the ovary

What is a mature cystic teratoma? A mature cystic teratoma is a type of non-cancerous ovarian tumour. It develops from the germ cells in the ovary. It is the most common non-cancerous ovarian tumour in adults. Because teratomas start from a type of cell that has the ability to turn into any other type of …
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Endometrioid borderline tumour of the ovary

What is an endometrioid borderline tumour of the ovary? Endometrioid borderline tumour is a type of ovarian tumour that has low malignant potential. This means that there is a small risk that the tumour will turn into cancer over time. The behaviour of an endometrioid borderline tumour is in between that of an endometrioid cystadenofibroma …
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