Ovarian low malignant potential tumors have abnormal cells that may become cancer, but usually do not. This disease usually remains in the ovary. When disease is found in one ovary, the other ovary should also be checked carefully for signs of disease.
The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female
reproductive system. They are
located in the pelvis, one on each
side of the uterus (the hollow,
pear-shaped organ where a fetus
grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries
produce eggs and female hormones
(chemicals that control the way certain cells or organs work).
Early ovarian low malignant potential tumor may not cause any symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they may include the following:
These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. If the symptoms get worse or do not go away on their own, check with your doctor.
The prognosis and treatment options depend on the following:
These tumors are usually found early. However, even advanced stage ovarian low malignant potential tumors can be treated successfully. Patients who do not survive usually die from complications of the disease (such as a small bowel obstruction) or the side effects of treatment, but rarely because the tumor has spread.