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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

On-line version ISSN 2448-4865Print version ISSN 0026-1742


GAONA ESTUDILLO, Rubí. Ovarian cancer, the assault by an invisible murderer. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2014, vol.57, n.1, pp.24-30. ISSN 2448-4865.

Ovarian cancer develops from three kinds of cells: epithelial cells, germ cells, and stromal cells. About 90% of ovarian cancer is of the epithelial kind, thus being the most frequent of the three histological types and, unfortunately, one of the main causes of death by female reproductive system cancer; due to the insidious and unspecific symptomatology of this disease, which, regrettably, has an extremely high mortality. The incidence of this kind of lineage increases with age and, unlike germ and stromal cancers, it is rare before the fifth decade of life. It is important to know that in Mexico as well as in the rest of the world, that the incidence of the different varieties of the histological subtype of ovarian epithelial cancer is as follows: serous (60-80%), mucinous (10-25%), endometrioid (8-20%), clear cells (5%), Brenner tumor (<1%) and not differentiated. Epithelial-serous ovarian cancer is the most frequent in the world; therefore, the one we fear hunts most of our women.

Keywords : Epithelial-serous ovarian cancer.

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