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My grandmother may have very advanced ovarian cancer, tests are coming back today. Is ovarian cancer hereditary?

My grandmother may have very advanced ovarian cancer, tests are coming back today. Is ovarian cancer hereditary?

There incresed risk: There is genetic predisposition but most ovarian cancers are not heriditary.If she has brac1;brac2also hnpcc gene.There is increased risk of ovarian cancer if you a menber of your immediate family has ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

back pain & ovaries: most likely not cancer. Very likely ruptured ovarian cyst. If pain continues need to see healthcare provider, although most ruptured cyst symptoms resolve with time. Good Luck ...Read more

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I have ovarian cancer , I had surgery and chemo. It was only clear for a month and came back. What happens now , doctors say the can't cure it?

I have ovarian cancer , I had surgery  and chemo. It was only clear for a month and came back. What happens now  , doctors say the can't  cure it?

Assemble your team: Getting such bad news has to be overwhelming. There is always hope. You should get your team (family, doctors, friends, clergy, etc) and set goals that are realistic and achievable. Work toward these goals, changing them when necessary as you travel on your journey. ...Read more

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In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it usually mean if your ca-125 goes from 600 to 222 then back up to 350?

In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it usually mean if your ca-125 goes from 600 to 222 then back up to 350?

Some response: If therapies are changed we look at the ca125 levels to guide the choice of chemotherapy. This would be compatible with a temporary response to type of therapy. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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My maternal grandmother developed Ovarian Cancer at age 70-71. It later came back and had spread to her lungs (smoker). Should I have genetic tests?

My maternal grandmother developed Ovarian Cancer at age 70-71. It later came back and had spread to her lungs (smoker). Should I have genetic tests?

Talk to your doctor: People with family histories of certain cancers may be at higher risk than others, and genetic testing (for the BRAC1 and 2 genes, for example) can detect risk not only for breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well, which should lead to more intense and regular screenings. A physician with interest/expertise in genetics should be consulted if your primary care doctor is not knowledgeable in this. ...Read more

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My dr told me that ovarian cancer is chronic and will probably keep coming back. Mine was stage 3c, and was surgically removed except for the lymph nodes. Cancer is now back in one lymph node after just five months post chemo. Is this true?

I'm sorry, yes: What your doctor told you is true. The fact that your ovarian cancer came back five months after chemo means you will need more treatment with different chemotherapy. And it also means your ovarian cancer will probably keep coming back. Don't lose hope. There are many new drugs being developed every day. Ask your doctor about clinical trials. Try http://www.Ovarian.Org. Good health to you! ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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 ...Read more