Ovary cancer types explained by CancerBro

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CancerBro, but I am just 18 years old and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I too have been diagnosed at the age of 32 years.

Yes, rarely it may present at a younger age. For this, you first have to know the different sub-types of ovary cancer.

The most common sub-type of the ovary cancer is epithelial, which constitutes more than 90% of the cases. It presents at an advanced age, mostly after 50 years.

It has various sub-types, the most common being serious, followed by mucinous. Endometrioid and clear cell are seen rarely.

The less commonly seen are sex cord-stromal tumors and germ cell tumors, which together constitute for less than 10% of the total cases of ovary cancer.

The sex cord-stromal tumor may be a granulosa cell tumor, which is mostly seen at a later age and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, which is mostly seen at a younger age. Rare sub-type is thecoma fibroma.

Next comes the germ cell tumor, which is more commonly seen in the adolescent population. It has various sub-types such as teratoma, dysgerminoma, endodermal sinus or yolk sac tumors, choriocarcinoma, and embryonal carcinoma.

So most cases of ovary cancer are seen at an old age, but germ cell tumor and certain subtypes of sex cord-stromal tumors and epithelial ovary tumors may be seen in a younger age. So this are the ovary cancer types.

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