PET/CT & Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a form of malignant (cancerous) tumor that can arise within a variety of different cells in the female ovaries: the female reproductive and hormone-producing organs found on each side of the uterus
There are three types of cancers that can affect the ovaries. The three types of ovarian cancer are:
This is the most common kind of ovarian tumor, starting in the epithelial cells that are found in the outer layer of cells in the ovaries.
Germ cell cancers are tumours that start in the cells that form eggs in the ovary. This is quite a rare ovarian cancer.
Stromal cell cancers start in the stromal cells of the ovaries: cells form the tissue that holds the ovaries together.