ovarian cancer
Types of Ovarian cancer
Dr. Parveen Yadav
17 Sep 2018
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There are 4 types of Ovarian Cancer which includes Epithelial Tumors, Germ cell carcinoma Tumors, Stromal Carcinoma Tumors, and Small Cell Carcinoma of the Tumors.

Epithelial tumors: This is the most common type of ovarian cancer which affects mainly the thin layer tissue covering the ovaries.

Germ cell carcinoma tumors: This type of ovarian tumor mainly affects the women in their early 20's.

Stromal carcinoma tumors: It mainly affects the connective tissue cells which surrounds the ovary and the ones which produce the progesterone and estrogen hormones.

Small cell carcinoma of the ovary: This type of cancer is rare. It mainly affects women and the average age is 24 years old.


Dr. Parveen Yadav

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Parveen Yadav is an MBBS and MS General surgery from the prestigious medical Pt BD Sharma Medical College, Rohtak. He has also completed his 3 years surgical oncology training from the Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (IRCH) AIIMS, New Delhi. He is a super specialist in thoracic oncology and has done a 2-year thoracic oncology fellowship from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Praveen also has expertise in Robotic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and has been associated with institutions such as at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He specializes in Minimal Invasive (Key role) Esophageal and Lung Surgery, Medastinal and Airway disease, Intervention Bronchoscopy and Soft Tissue Sarcoma to list a few.
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