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Need advice on what is the the difference between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Cancer/no cancer: Ovarian cysts are not cancer. They occur when you ovulate and surround the egg before it is released.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Need advice on what is the the difference between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Cancer/no cancer: Ovarian cysts are not cancer. They occur when you ovulate and surround the egg before it is released.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Abdominal swelling: Small ovarian cyts are asymptomatic. When they convert to a malignancy the cyst has markedly increased in size. The malignant lesion if unrecognized spreads to omentum because of TGF-B. A large mass filling upper abdomen develops and induces formation of ascites filling the abdomen with fluid.

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