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Doctor insights on: Borderline Ovarian Cancer Estrogen Stimulation

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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...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


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My wife has very high estrogen level she did have ovarian cancer which was removed she had blood tests the other day and her estrogen level were 2000?

Talk with your doc: As a gynecologic oncologist, i don't usually follow estrogen as a marker for ovarian cancer. There are a few rare exceptions (granulosa cell tumors). Estrogen is also made in fat cells. You and your wife should have a conversation with her doctor about why they are sending estrogen levels at all. Aromatase inhibitors are a group of drugs that prevent estrogen production and can be used to treat. ...Read more

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Since my estrogen is low and i just started having cramping right in the middle above my pelvis does that mean ovarian cancer?

Since my estrogen is low and i just started having cramping right in the middle above my pelvis does that mean ovarian cancer?

Unlikely,: Your age and presentation suggest many other likely diagnosis. Incidentally, how did you know that your estrogen is low? Cramps in 39 y female could are likely to be due to menstrual cycles. When does cramping occur? Cyst, infection, review of other systems... Cancer is low on the list. The differential is wide open. Relax and go to general practioner who would be very helpful in your case. ...Read more

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Does the diet affect the risk of ovarian cancer?

Nothing really: No diet is associated with ovarian cancer. However, it is always good to have a healthy-well balanced diet. Cut down carbohydrates, red meat intake- especially processed red meat. Avoid alcohol and tobacco/cigarette. Increase more vegetable, fruits, fibres and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Why should I be concerned about ovarian cancer?

Why should I be concerned about ovarian cancer?

Yes if you are male: All females must be aware of ovarian cancers, especially with family history, must go for regular gyn check ups, for early detection and cure. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Multiple: Some things you can do something about are taking birth control pills for 5 years or more, maintain a normal weight, eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, bear children, breastfeed, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, avoid taking fertility drugs such as clomid, not doing hormone replacement therapy (estrogen only) for menopause. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can cause ovarian cancer? Can certain kinds of medications actually cause ovarian cancer in some people? .

Possibly: There may be a slightly increased risk of a less aggressive type of ovarian tumor in women who have taken Clomid for over one year for infertility especially of they did not have a child. However this is difficult to prove because never having a child is a risk factor for ovarian cancer itself. Long term use of make hormones or estrogen alone without Progesterone may also slightly increase risk. ...Read more

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How can you prevent ovarian cancer?

You can't completely: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include never having children, genetics (family history), and estrogen therapy. Though ovarian cancer cannot be completely prevented, you can decrease your risk by having children and avoiding estrogen therapy. If you know you have the brca mutation, which causes both breast and ovarian cancer, you can have your ovaries surgically removed to prevent ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?

There are no : Known environmental factors assocaited with ovarian cancer. Only genetic risk, and if brca 2 is found, bilateral oopherectomy is the suggestive treatment for prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more