NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- ovarian epithelial cancer
- listen (oh-VAYR-ee-un eh-pih-THEE-lee-ul KAN-ser)
forms in the tissue covering the ovary (one of a pair of
female reproductive glands in which eggs are made). Most
ovarian cancers are ovarian epithelial cancers.
Fallopian tube cancer and primary peritoneal cancer are
similar to ovarian epithelial cancer and are staged
and treated the same way. Also called epithelial ovarian cancer.