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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ovarian borderline malignant tumor  listen  (oh-VAYR-ee-un BOR-der-line muh-LIG-nunt TOO-mer)

  A condition in which cells that may become cancer form in the thin layer of tissue that covers an ovary (female reproductive gland in which eggs are made). In this condition, tumor cells rarely spread outside of the ovary. Also called ovarian low malignant potential tumor.