Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary

What is the long-term outlook for granulosa cell tumor of the ovary?

The prognosis is dependent on the severity and extent (stage) of the tumor at the time of diagnosis. The majority of cases of granulosa cell tumor of the ovary are stage I at diagnosis (cancer is still contained within the ovary and has not spread). Stage I granulosa cell tumors of the ovary have been found to have a good prognosis with a 5 year survival rate ranging from 90-100% and a 10 year survival rate ranging from 84-95%.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might a granulosa cell tumor of the ovary be treated?

Surgery is the first step of treating a granulosa cell tumor of the ovary and aims to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Additional treatments - such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy - may follow surgery depending on the severity and extent of the original tumor, or if the tumor regrows after surgery (a recurrence). These treatments may improve survival or increase the length of disease-free time before a recurrence. After treatments are complete, individuals should continue to have regular visits with their physicians to check for recurrences. These visits should include updating the medical history, a pelvic examination, and possibly blood testing to look for chemicals produced by cancer cells (tumor markers). If there are any suspicious findings during these visits, an imaging test such as a CT scan may be done.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: American Cancer Society 250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30329, United States
Toll Free: 1-800-227-2345 Url:
Name: Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110
New York, NY, 10122, United States
Phone: 212-268-1002 Toll Free: 866-399-6262 Fax : 202-331-2292 Email: Url:
Name: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435
Dallas, TX, 75219 , United States
Phone: 214-273-4200 Toll Free: 888-OVARIAN Fax : 214-273-4201 Email: Url:

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