Tuesday, September 8, 2015
More than Just Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
When I first heard I had ovarian cancer I didn't know that there were multiple types. I didn't realize that some cancers were on the surface of the ovary , some were in the egg cells and some were on the follicles. I learned that each of the main types of ovarian cancer had sub-types. Below is a list of the different types of ovarian cancer.
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer ( Forms in the tissue covering the ovary)
Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer ( forms in the egg cells of the ovary)
Mature cystic terotoma
yolk sac tumor
Sex Cord Stromal(forms in the sex cord/ ovarian follicles)
Source:John Hopkins Pathology http://ovariancancer.jhmi.edu/typesca.cfm
It is important that if you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer you know the exact type. The exact type of cancer you have will help determine the best treatment for you.
Every day is a Blessing!