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Oroville, CA
A female asked:

My dad's mom had cervical cancer/he had stage 3 nasal pharynax cancer/ i had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor(10lbs)/am i @ risk 4 cancer?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Do yourself a favor: I appreciate what a confusing time this must be. It appears that you have asked several questions all of which should have been addressed by your physician. You had cancer and you were probably cured. You need to keep up close surveillance for cancer like everyone else, be glad for your life being saved, and get on with productive living. Your physician can be your guide here.
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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
I would recommend getting a genetic evaluation.
Oct 9, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree with Dr. Solhjem. This patient is aggressively curious and this is a good thing. Sending for a BRCA1 and BRCA2 would probably be worthwhile for this reason alone.
Oct 9, 2013
Last updated Oct 9, 2013


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