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A 43-year-old female asked:

is stage ii ovarian cancer still considered early stage?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Sort of: Stage i cancer is early stage; stage IV cancer is late stage, with metastasis. Stage two is in the middle, with better prognosis due to limited spread - average 5 year survival is 66%.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unfortunately no: Stage ii means there is pelvic invasion, after surgery need aggressive chemo. To minimize recurrence.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: In ovarian cancer, stage ii cancer is considered advanced and receives chemotherapy.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sometimes: Ovarian cancer may have initial symptoms of pain, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal fullness, but some patients have no symptoms until the cancer is quite large. Regular pelvic exams by your doctor are important! if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, please let your doctor know.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Not specific: Early ovarian cancer may cause abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, or back pain. These symptoms are common with other medical problems, which is why ovarian cancer is often not diagnosed at an early stage.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How early could ovarian cancer be detected?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Hard to say: No good screening for ovarian cancer.Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NONE: That is the reason to go for regular gyn visits. Abdominal symptoms appear in later stages unfortunately for detection of early ovarian cancers there is no blood test, only for late stages used to see the progress of disease (ca 125 CEA etc ) only way to detect is regular gyn doctor visits, if needed sonogram, or laparoscopic examination.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Please help docs! is ovarian cancer hard to treat if not caught early?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Yes, harder to treat: The best treatment for ovarian cancer is surgery, and the earlier it is caught, the better the chance for cure. Early ovarian cancer causes vague symptoms like bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, or feelings of pressure. These non-specific symptoms mean ovarian cancer is often not diagnosed until later, when it is harder to treat.

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