Ovarian cancer might not start where we think it does
Ovarian cancer might not begin in the ovaries.
Instead, ovarian cancer may, in fact, begin in the Fallopian tubes, new research revealed this week.
The study, published in Nature Communications, looked at various cancerous and noncancerous tissue samples from nine women, five who had high-grade serous carcinoma — the most common type of ovarian cancer — and four who had their ovaries removed due to being at high risk of developing ovarian cancer, like actress Angelina Jolie did.
The research, which is still in early stages, showed serious tubal intraepithelial carcinoma lesions in the fallopian tubes of all nine women, which the researchers called precursors to ovarian cancer.
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