Ovarian Cancer

Both ovaries are replaced by adenocarcinoma presenting as complex masses containing both solid and cystic (fluid filled) areas. Resection of ovarian cancers like this often requires only an abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingoophorectomy (removal of ovaries) and biopsies of areas of the abdomen at risk of harboring metastatic deposits of cancer. With few exceptions, all ovarian cancers require chemotherapy after the initial surgical procedure.