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A 26-year-old female asked:

do ct scans pick up early stages or stages of ovarian cancer and colon cancer?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: CT scan testing does not have a high enough resolution to pick up early stages of cancer.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes/No: For early detection of Cancer, there are well defined screening guidelines which your primary care physician can share with you and guide you. For Colon cancer CT scan is not a good screening test. Instead Colonoscopy is the best test,but it is to be done> 40 years of age unless you have any symptoms like rectal bleeding or abdominal pain. Best thing you can do is to have an annual Physical exam.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

I just found a lump in my breast that is very tender. Im pregnant, so my breasts are changing. Could it be breast cancer? Should I be alarmed?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Any new breast lump that you find (even in pregnancy) should be evaluated by your physician. Even pregnant women can rarely develop breast cancer, but this is more likely a benign condition like a clogged milk duct. Your doctor will decide if any additional testing is needed.
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Does having a miscarriage (when the body naturally aborts a pregnancy) increase my chances of breast cancer?

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No: There is no scientific evidence in the gynecologic medical literature that miscarriage - whether spontaneous such as a miscarriage, or induced, such as with an elective abortion - is in any way associated with an increased risk of breast cancer or any other malignancy for that matter.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I am about 4 to 5 weeks pregnant i've been bleeding for a week already. I have no cramps nor blood clots . I went to the doctors yesturday and was told there was an egg sac but they couldn't see anything inside of it. The doctor told me I may be too early

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Correct!: This early in pregnancy makes it difficult to discern whether it is a developing fetus in the egg sac or a "blighted ovum" of a possible miscarrriage. The "tincture of time" will tell the difference. Be patient as mother nature works on her own schedule.
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A member asked:

What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: Each test is different. Most tests show two bars as positive. The package will tell you the best time to take a test. Typically mid void first thing in the morning. The closer to the time of expected next period is best.

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