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A 24-year-old female asked:

Do i have ovarian cancer?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
??????: Why would you ask that , did someone tell you you had ovarian cancer or an ovarian mass, if you are worried see your gyn asap and he or she will do an exam , ultrasound to start out with , then blood work to check also if the ultrasound shows anything suspicious, possible but not very common at your gae.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Probably not: But you'll have to give us a few more clues to get our input, but better to see your doctor to discuss prospect and risk. Unless fm hx, brca-2 +, i would not worry at 24.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not likely: It is very unlikely to have ovarian cancer at 26. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are very non specific. If you are concerned then you should see your gyn.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cancer in ovary: Malignancy (cancer) that arises from the epithelium, stroma, or germ cells of the ovary. There can also be metastatic disease to the ovaries from cancer elsewhere.
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Ovarian Cancer: A malignant tumor in the ovary, which can take on many appearances, from cystic to solid, from small to large, can involve the ovary. Generally, ovarian cancer strikes after age 45, but it can appear as early as the 20's or 30's. It can be subtle or silent, or you may experience pain, bloating, bleeding, fatigue, or weight gain or loss. If you are concerned, see your gynecologist for an exam.

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Is ovarian cancer treatable?

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It depends: It is treatable although the treatment and prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer. The smaller and more localized the cancer, the better the prognosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Biopsy: (see similar question/answer). Most (all?) cancers need a biopsy to be definitively diagnosed. Tests such as imaging (eg, pelvic ultrasound) or laboratory tests (eg, ca-125) may be suspicious for ovarian cancer, but a biopsy and pathology study needs to be done.
A 23-year-old member asked:

How common is ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Why should I be concerned about ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Can be deadly.: Ovarian cancer has very low survival rates. The overall five year survival is only 46% despite advances in treatment. Unfortunately, there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. Family history of ovarian cancer, never having children, and prior estrogen therapy are all risk factors for developing it. Symptoms are usually vague, such as abdominal bloading, decreased appetite, and fatigue.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Increased risk...: ...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%.
Last updated Jan 2, 2019

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