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Second Opinions
The Importance of a Second Opinion
Accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure the most effective TREATMENT. Here are just two examples:
  • Metastatic tumor to the ovary. Is the cancer derived from the ovary or another type of tumor e.g. colon that has spread to the ovary? While the pathology can look very similar, the treatment for these conditions is often very different.
  • Borderline ovarian tumors. Because they are considered a subset of cancer, treatment of borderline tumors of the ovary has often been more aggressive than their usually benign behavior warrants. Identification of the more benign ovarian tumors can avoid unnecessary treatment and help preserve fertility in younger women.

The pathology of the ovary is exceedingly complex, and therefore a second opinion is often advisable.

This second opinion requires only that your doctor send your slides to us. No additional surgery is necessary. To have your slides reviewed at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Division of Gynecologic Pathology, have slides sent to:

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Anatomic Pathology Consult Service
1620 McElderry St.
Reed Hall Rm 315
Baltimore, MD 21205
ATTN: Robert J. Kurman, M.D.

Consult Office phone: 410-955-2405
Consult Office fax: 410-614-7712


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