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Benign Tumours

Benign tumours are not cancer. Benign tumours are only very rarely life-threatening. They do not spread and invade other tissues. Benign tumours can usually be removed and only infrequently grow back.


Bilateral Salpingo-Oopherectomy

Removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes.



The management and analysis of biological information using computers techniques to accelerate and enhance biological research.



A molecular indicator of a specific biological property; a biochemical feature or facet that can be used to measure the progress of disease or the effects of treatment.



The removal of a sample of tissue so that it can be examined in the laboratory.


Borderline or low malignant potential (LMP) tumours

Tumours that are closely associated with ovarian cancer although they are not strictly classified as ovarian cancer. Commonly referred to as ‘low malignant potential’ or LMP tumours, they are not considered to be malignant and have a very good prognosis. This is a grey zone. Most of these tumours are benign but a few spread and progress. There are certain features that allow the pathologist to predict with some degree of confidence how one of these tumours will behave.


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