Ovarian Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

By | June 29, 2018

Doctor holding model of uterus and ovaries.

Where does ovarian cancer occur?

A On tissue within the ovary
B On the surface of the ovary
C In egg-forming germ cells within the ovary
D Any of the above

The correct answer is:
D Any of the above

Ovarian cancer actually represents a group of different tumors that arise from diverse types of tissue contained within the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells (the outside layer of cells) of the surface of the ovary. Other less common types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming germ cells or from the supporting tissue (stroma) of the organ. Benign (noncancerous) tumors and cysts are also found in the ovary and are much more common than ovarian cancers.

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