Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common type of ovarian cancer. There are different types of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Primary peritoneal cancer and fallopian tube cancer are similar to epithelial ovarian cancer and are treated in the same way.
Epithelial ovarian cancers start in the cells covering the ovaries and are the most common type of ovarian cancer. Around 90 out of 100 (90%) of ovarian tumours are this type.
Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC) is a rare cancer of the peritoneum. It is very similar to the most common type of ovarian cancer called epithelial cancer.
Fallopian tube cancer starts in the fallopian tubes which connect the ovaries to the womb. The treatment is very similar to ovarian cancer.