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Ovarian small cell carcinoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
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Ovarian small cell carcinoma is a rare cancer that typically occurs in young women. It is an aggressive tumor that can metastasize to other parts of the body. Ovarian small cell carcinoma is associated with hypercalcemia and is usually treated with platinum or etoposide-based chemotherapy.[1]
Last updated: 10/11/2011


  1. Matei DE, Schilder JM, Michael H. Germ cell tumors of the ovary. In: Raghavan D, Brecher ML, Johnson DH, et al, eds. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. 3rd ed. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons;2006: 470. .
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