Three common types of ovarian tumors are Epithelial cell tumors (start from the cells on the surface of the ovaries), Germ cell tumors (start in the cells that yield the eggs) and Stromal tumors (start in the cells that produce female hormones). Factors like age, smoking and obesity determine the risk of ovarian tumors. Prompt diagnosis is necessary to identify the nature of the tumor.
HOW IS OVARIAN TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
Contraceptive pills can be responsible for ovarian tumors in some cases.