Around one in a hundred ovarian cancers arise from ovarian stromal cell tumors or stromal tumors. Half of these occur in women over the age of 50 and most of ovarian stromal cell cancers (around 70%) are diagnosed in the early stages.
Stromal cell tumors develop from the tissue cells that hold the ovary together, and the cells that produce female reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are several types of ovarian stromal cell tumor, but the most common are Sertolu-Leydig cell tumors, and granulosa-theca tumors. Some stromal tumors, including thecomas and fibromas are benign.
There are common symptoms of ovarian stromal cell cancer that contribute to its diagnosis, making it easier to treat. These include regular bleeding as the result of excess estrogen production, even in young girls and after menopause. In some cases, stromal cell tumors produce the male hormone, testosterone, instead of excessive amounts of estrogen. In these cases, periods can stop and affected women can start to grow facial and body hair.
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