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A 24-year-old female asked:

do i have ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 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 47 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 27 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
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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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Fluid with ovarian cancer?

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Is ovarian cancer treatable?

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What caused ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Heather Curry
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Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor.

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