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could i have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: Ovarian cysts are common in premenopausal women and most are not cancer, nor premalignant. They do need to be diagnosed appropriately and followed carefully by your physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can an ovarian cyst be cancer and rupture?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian mass: An ovarian cancer can rupture. It increases the stage and makes chemotherapy necessary.
A 25-year-old male asked:

Does abortions cause cancer? Does ovarian cyst cause cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: To both. Most "abortions" are natural events due to "blighted fetus" concept. Optional abortions may cause issues of non-biologic nature, but cancer is not one. Ovcysts are very common, and of no oncogenic consequence.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Ovarian cysts after treatment of ovarian cancer, help?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
May be normal: Cysts are what ovaries make "for a living". An ovarian cyst, by itself, does indicated ovarian cancer. The reason for the cyst should be evaluated if it is persistent. Continued followup with the treating physician for ovarian cancer is indicated.

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