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does abortions cause ovarian cancer

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That's a lot: Six is a lot of abortions, but sometimes we have to abort and destroy a baby fetus in order to prevent giving birth to a baby with genetic mutations. ... Read More

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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: There is absolutely no known relationship between the two issues. The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is very small and there may be genetic reasons b ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: To both. Most "abortions" are natural events due to "blighted fetus" concept. Optional abortions may cause issues of non-biologic nature, but cancer ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
No, it does not: Abortion is a very debated topic, and rightfully so, with valid arguments from both sides. Which view of it you take should be based on facts and cons ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The answer is simply.. No. There is no evidence that this is the case..
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy answered
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely not!: consider the source when obtaining medical information. attorneys. . commercials tv radio church..and other non-medically reviewed sources are usuall ... 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can.: The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine canc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Polycstic ovraries are probably genetically defines with no known external factors. The major problem is infertility, anovulation, excess androgen pro ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloa ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: There are no clear or direct associations with any kind of cancer. Theoretically with the risk of ovarian cancer could even be reduced, but this is u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size,or enlargement of the belly.If that is what you mean, it usually occ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with e ... Read More
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Ovarian cysts are common in premenopausal women and most are not cancer, nor premalignant. They do need to be diagnosed appropriately and followed ca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: It increases your risk of bankruptcy, at least in the US. You state that you are only 28. Have you and your spouse had a full infertility workup. In t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: There is no evidence that abortion causes breast cancer. It is thought that woman who have their first child before age 20 have a slightly lower risk ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No.: Actually, breastfeeding is associated with a decreased risk of ovarian cancer, especially when done for more than 18 cumulative months.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: An abortion involves the uterus, not the ovary.

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