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These tumors begin in egg-producing cells in the ovary and account for approximately 5 percent of all ovarian cancers. They usually occur in women under 20 but can occur up to the time of menopause.
Our gynecologic oncology team will determine whether your tumor is cancerous by testing a tissue sample, and we may recommend a blood test, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, and other scans to determine its spread. Our surgeons may perform video-assisted laparoscopic, vaginal, or robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. We also may recommend chemotherapy and radiation to kill remaining cancer cells.