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What is the definition or description of: hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
More than one member: Hereditary Ovarian cancer(often in combination with Breast Cancer) runs in 10 of Ovarian cancers. It should be considered and confirm by genetic testing if there is high suspicion based on 2 or more first degree relatives(parents, sisters or maternal aunts) suffering from Ovarian or Breast Cancer. The diagnosis is confirmed if you are a carrier for BRCA gene mutation (genetic test which can be don

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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is a cancer arisi: It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even in its advanced stage.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ultrasound: Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound is the best test after a good physical exam for a suspected ovarian cancer of any kind.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Same as regular: Ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, there are no specific symptoms in early ovarian cancer. Most women have vague abdominal symptoms and at later stages, abdominal swelling, mass, symptoms from mets, weakness etc.

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