This type of cancer arises from the lining of the ovaries, the epithelium, and the organs of the pelvis and abdomen before spreading elsewhere. It is the most common ovarian cancer and accounts for about 90% cases.
Fallopian tube cancer and primary peritoneal cancer are also similar to epithelial ovarian cancer in which cancer cells originate in the tissue covering the ovary or lining of the fallopian tube or peritoneum.
This cancer type doesn’t usually cause any symptoms in its early stages. Thus, most people aren’t diagnosed until they’re in the advanced stages of the disease.
Ovarian epithelial cancer treatment, if diagnosed early may include the hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and omentectomy.