Introduction to ovarian cancer
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic malignancies. After cancer of the lung, breast, colon, and uterus, it is the fifth most common cancer among women in the United States, and the fourth most common cause of cancer death in women.
KeywordsOvarian Cancer Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Metastasis Cytoreductive Surgery Figo Stage
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