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Hereditary ovarian cancer medication

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ultrasound: Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound is the best test after a good physical exam for a suspected ovarian cancer of any kind.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
BRCA 1 and 2: BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 account for most cases of hereditary ovarian cancer and can be tested for by a simple blood or saliva test. Using a cancer family h... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 40-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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
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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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: If they are, they have been removed from the market by the fda.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Depending upon the type of cyst sometimes birth control pills may be used. If the cyst is symptomatic and needs removal, laparoscopic surgery is emplo... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not conclusively: The largest, most rigorously designed trial ever to address the question shows “no convincing association” between fertility drug use and ovarian canc... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Much too broad a ??: Cancer is very complicated and it is evaluated for each patient differently. Speak with an oncologist.

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