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cause of hereditary ovarian cancer

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
BRCA 1 and 2: The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound is the best test after a good physical exam for a suspected ovarian cancer of any kind.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Same as regular: Ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, there are no specific symptoms in early ovarian cancer. Most women have vague abdominal symptoms and at later stages, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
More than one member: Hereditary Ovarian cancer(often in combination with Breast Cancer) runs in 10 of Ovarian cancers. It should be considered and confirm by genetic testi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Close observation: Ovarian cancer is not per se"hereditary." we do know that there is a gene that carries a predilection to certain cancers. On this gene lies all female ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Genetic Syndrome: Basically this is a familial cancer syndrome. This is due to a genetic defect which is passed down from paretn to child. (can actually come from a m ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Tamoxifen can increase a women's risk for endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). It does not increase the risk for ovarian cancer.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No: There is no evidence to suggest that abortions cause any type of cancer including ovarian cancer.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: I am not sure what surgery you are talking about, but in and of itself surgery will not cause ovarian cancer to spread.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, ... Read More
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