When I attended the ASCO meeting, I learned that there are many different subtypes of ovarian cancer. Many more than those I was initially aware of. So I put together a list of the different types of ovarian cancer.
What type/ histology is your ovarian cancer tumor?
- clear cell
- mixed epithelial
- yolk sac tumor
Sex Cord Stromal
- granulosa cell
Check out the source of my list at
John Hopkins Pathology ( http://ovariancancer.jhmi.edu/home.cfm). The site offers excellent description of each of these different types and subtypes.
So it seems that even if you have the most common type of ovarian cancer, epithelial, your cells may be different than a friends since you may have a different sub-type. The ovarian cancer cell type along with the stage is important in determining the type of treatment you will be offered, so knowing that information is important.
I know what subtype I am. What subtype are you? Check your pathology report or ask your doctor. It is good knowledge to have.
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