Ovarian tumours of low malignant potential
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Ovarian tumours of low malignant potential

Victoria Anne West Health visitor, Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust

Ovarian tumours of low malignant potential (borderline ovarian cancer) are benign tumours with a highly favourable prognosis. However, as the disease can not be accurately differentiated from malignant ovarian cancer until histological assessment following biopsy, its suspected diagnosis carries a particular element of uncertainty and therefore concern for a woman. This article describes the treatment and management of patients diagnosed with ovarian low malignant potential tumours and the role of the specialist nurse therein.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 7,35-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.09.4.7.35.c148

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