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Ovarian Cancer - Conditions & Treatments | SingHealth

Ovarian Cancer - What it is

ovarian cancer conditions and treatment

Ovarian cancer refers to malignant growth arising from different parts of the ovaries.


ovarian cancer and woman’s reproductive system

The ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system, where the eggs are developed. Most (90%) ovarian cancers are classified as "epithelial" and arise from the surface (epithelium) of the ovary. Other types (10%) arise from the precursors to egg cells (germ cell tumour) or supporting cells (sex cord/stromal).

How common is Ovarian Cancer?


Ovarian cancer is the fifth commonest cancer among women in Singapore. According to the Singapore Cancer Registry, in the period 2014-2018, 379 cases were diagnosed yearly. It is the second most common female genital tract cancer.

Age of Onset


Epithelial ovarian cancer usually affects older women although it can also happen to younger women. Germ cell cancers of the ovary occur more frequently in younger women.

Ovarian Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Ovarian Cancer - Post-surgery care

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