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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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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
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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
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
A Verified Doctor answered
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
A Verified Doctor answered
There incresed risk: There is genetic predisposition but most ovarian cancers are not heriditary.If she has brac1;brac2also hnpcc gene.There is increased risk of ovarian c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
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Low chance: Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, a single case of ovarian cancer has a low risk to be caused by a single gene mutation (e.g., the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
A Verified Doctor answered
Often it is not gene: Only 10-20% cases are genetic or hereditary in origin, rest are sporadic or not related to previous family history...Just come out of the blue in mor ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
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Likely coincidence: Sister's ovarian cancer would qualify her primary relatives (offspring, siblings) to have breast-ovarian cancer (brca) gene testing, especially if at ... Read More
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