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Uterine Cancer pp 405-409 | Cite as

Synchronous Cancers of the Ovary and Endometrium

Abstract

Synchronous cancers in the ovary and endometrium are a special clinical scenario in which primary cancers occur simultaneously in the endometrium and ovary. Synchronous cancers although rare form 1–2 % of gynecological cancers. When cancers occur simultaneously in the ovary and endometrium, they can either be synchronous or metastatic cancers because endometrial cancers are known to spread to ovaries and vice versa. It is very important to distinguish these two entities because the treatment and prognosis are different for each entity. Apart from clinicopathologic features molecular testing is useful in difficult cases.

Keywords

Ovarian Cancer Endometrial Cancer Metastatic Cancer Ovarian Metastasis Endometrial Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyRegional Cancer CentreTrivandrumIndia

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