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can men get ovarian cancer

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earl ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes!
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women and is the 5th leading cause of cancer related deaths among women in the United States. ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1/70: This may be an old number and modified based on specific menstrual and/or family history.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and othe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Feltmate
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Possibly: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague--bloating, early satiety, feeling of fullness. Other symptoms include feeling "gassy" or changes in bladder ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, lik ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of bo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should be worked up for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia by your gynecologist.

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