Ovarian and Tubal Cancer
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Ovarian cancer is referred to as “silent killer” and is one of the deadliest cancer in women. The commonest ovarian malignancy are epithelial ovarian cancers and there is increasing evidence that they arise from the fallopian tubes. They are grouped with primary peritoneal cancers and managed in a similar way. There is no established program for screening of ovarian cancer. Once diagnosed surgery should take place in a cancer center by specialized surgeons who are members of a specialist MDT. This chapter deals with litigation related to ovarian malignancy.
KeywordsCa125 Tumor markers Ovarian cancer Tubal cancer Malignant ovarian cysts Borderline ovarian tumors
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