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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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How likely is ovarian cancer in premenopausal women?

How likely is ovarian cancer in premenopausal women?

Less under age of 40: Incidence is less in premenopausal woman, but not immune at any age, most common after the age of 40. ...Read more

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Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer commonly spreads by the cancer cells sloughing off the ovary, floating in the abdominal cavity, and planting in other areas, especially where the fluid pools. The bladder surface is one of those areas where implants commonly occur, and can cause blood in the urine. Sometimes the ovarian tumor itself can rest on the bladder and cause bladder irritation, and potentially bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Cancer of the ovary: Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?

Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?

Rare if no ovaries: The term complete hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and cervix and not the ovaries. The term "complete hysterectomy" is often misused to imply that the ovaries were removed as well. If we can assume the ovaries were removed, it would be very rare to develop ovarian cancer (provided both ovaries are benign at the time of removal) in the future. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to know why some women get blood in thier urine with ovarian cancer?

What to do if I want to know why some women get blood in thier urine with ovarian cancer?

Cancer spread: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is usually not detected until it has already spread and involved other organs. If it has involved the bladder you will usually see blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Are people who have had ovarian cancer more likely to get colon cancer?

Are people who have had ovarian cancer more likely to get colon cancer?

Yes: There is an association between colon and ovarian cancer, so if you have had one then your surveillance for the other should be increased. ...Read more

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I've had ovarian cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

I've had ovarian cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

No: The majority of ovarian cancers that young women get (germ cell tumors or stromal cell tumors) are not associated with colon cancer or colon polyps. ...Read more

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I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. I'm only17 bu scared I may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. I'm only17 bu scared I may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

BCP will help: First birth control pills will reduce your lifetime risk of getting ovarian cancer, and can reduce risk of endometrial cancer as well by regulating periods. Neither type of cancer is common at all in your age group. I hope this helps. Unregulated, unmanaged bleeding in a woman with PCOS is a risk for developing endometrial cancer so keep up with your doctor, take care of your health. ...Read more

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28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried. Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?

28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried. Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?

Not ovarian cancer: Only in very rare cases does ovarian cancer cause a positive pregnancy test. Embryonal cell carcinomas, ovarian choriocarcinomas, mixed germ cell tumors, and some dysgerminomas are the only ovarian cancers that produce HCG (positive pregnancy test). All of these types of tumors comprise less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. Have your local ob/gyn get an ultrasound of your pelvis. ...Read more

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1 great-aunt breast [email protected] 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

1 great-aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

Personal decision: Your history is not a high risk one. You can ask to have genetic counseling with your breast center to see if your are a good candidate for brca gene testing. You can ask your doctor to run it but unfortunately it is pretty expensive. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer?

What is the gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer?

Among many: BRCA1/2: There are a number of genes associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer. BRCA1 & 2 are the most known and studied but other genes are: TP53, PTEN, PALB2, CHEK2 ... (see list at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/breast-cancer/about/risks/breast-cancer-genes) NCI has good info on BRCA1/2 at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA as a starting point ...Read more

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There is a gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer that is hereditary. What gene is that?

There is a gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer that is hereditary. What gene is that?

BRCA mutation: The gene is called brca, and mutations in this gene are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Check out this link for more info:
www.Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/.../brca. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind(s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50s and 60s. It's not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do lots of people get ovarian cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get ovarian cancer, or is it unusual?

1/70: This may be an old number and modified based on specific menstrual and/or family history. ...Read more

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

Estrogen : One theory is that, assuming they don't get pregnant, there is no real break from the sustained exposure to estrogen that is associated with the non-pregnant state. Again, the assumption here is that non-single (heterosexually married) women are pregnant or "more pregnant" (e.g. higher likelihood of pregnancy) than their counterparts. ...Read more

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Could you please give me details on ovarian cancer and how often it is for women to have?

Could you please give me details on ovarian cancer and how often it is for women to have?

SEE A Doctor!!!: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cancer likely in a 16-year-old?

Is ovarian cancer likely in a 16-year-old?

Rare: The ovary has a stromal structure which produces hormone. Occasionally a lesion of the functional part of the ovary can develop but rare. The common ovarian tumors arise from the surface epithelial tissue and are essentially not seen in teens. ...Read more

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How likely is ovarian cancer in a 16-year-old?

Very unlikely: Most ovarian tumors are physiologic or benign; fewer than 5 percent of ovarian cancers occur during the childhood. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "Hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well. ...Read more

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How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should be worked up for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a woman with ovarian cancer?

Depends: Survival depends on stage of disease at presentation. Early stage disease (1 and 2) tend to have the best outcomes. Stage 3 disease will depend upon whether there is relapse and how long after chemotherapy the relapse occurred- the longer after the better the chances. For women with stage 4 disease the survival will depend upon whether they go into remission or not. ...Read more

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