A 38-year-old member asked:
How is ovarian cancer caused?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer.
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of ovarian cancer?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What caused ovarian cancer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
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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A 40-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Gynecologic Oncology 17 years experience
Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
Probably ascites.: Ascites is a common finding/complication in ovarian cancer patients. Bloating could also come from the increased size in the ovary due to the tumor, which results in an increased abdominal girth. It could also be from a condition called endometriosis, which can make fluid and cycle like a period which can also cause bloating. Estrogen replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Does tamoxifen use cause ovarian cancer?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
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