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Mom has advanced ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2006. What is the best solution for cancer cachexia? Megestrol acetate is not helping, nor protein food

Cancer cachexia solu: Unfortunately once cancer cachexia sets in, the tumor is usually very far advanced and medications usually do not help much. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does an elevated ca 125 level always indicate that ovarian cancer is present?

Does an elevated ca 125 level always indicate that ovarian cancer is present?

No: Ca-125 may also be elevated in other cancers (i.e. Endometrial, fallopian tube, lung, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.) it can also be elevated with endometriosis or any inflammatory condition in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more

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How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant. Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer I read on net. I am afraid of please advice?

How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant. Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer I read on net. I am afraid of please advice?

Prolactin production: Is a peptide made in he pituitary. Levels can be measured to see if yours is abnormally high. It can be raised by nipple stimulation or dysregulated growth that can be found on imaging. While there is medical treatment, you need an endocrinologist to help guide the path. ...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?

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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My ca125 levels are slightly elevated and there is a solid mass on my ovary, should I be concerened that it is ovarian cancer?

My ca125 levels are slightly elevated and there is a solid mass on my ovary, should I be concerened that it is ovarian cancer?

Depends: Ask your gyn. A solid mass is concerning, but your age, menopausal status, and the ultrasound characteristics are important as well. Elevated ca-125 suggests ovarian cancer, but may be somewhat elevated in many benign conditions, as well, including endometriosis. All of this needs a discussion with your gyn and a possible referral to a gyn oncologist - who are the real experts in this area. ...Read more

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Have high prolactin levels haven't had period for 6 months stomach is starting to become bloated but flat in the morning could I have ovarian cancer?

No. Don't worry!: High prolactin can be caused by a tumor in the pituitary (called a prolactinoma). It can also be caused by medications, hypothyroidism, or smoking marijuana. Do you know why your prolactin level is high? A high prolactin level can cause menstrual changes and infertility. Bloating is not usually a symptom, and bloating is common. This is not ovarian cancer! But you need an answer. Talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Mother has ovarian cancer. What can cause her to also have bowel blockage and can't pass any stool, to feel very week, and have high calcium level?

Mother has ovarian cancer. What can cause her to also have bowel blockage and can't pass any stool, to feel very week, and have high calcium level?

Small bowel obstruct: Small bowel obstruction is seen frequently in patients following initial treatment for ovarian cancer. Any surgery or cancer in the peritoneum can give rise to fibrous strands called adhesions which can "strangle" the small bowel causing bowel blockage. Because of the decreased nutrition, this can also lead to a feeling of weakness. The elevated calcium may not be related. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer get worse with high stress or nervousness?

Can ovarian cancer get worse with high stress or nervousness?

Yes.: As with most diseases, ovarian cancer can worsen with stress and depression (see senator edwards' wife, or the mother of jonbenet ramsay). ...Read more

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Can I get a hysterectomy because there is a high risk of ovarian cancer in my family?

Can I get a hysterectomy because there is a high risk of ovarian cancer in my family?

Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated with brca1 and brca2). Talk to your doctor to see if your family history meets the criteria for testing for an inherited cancer syndrome. Note that these syndromes only make up a small fraction of the cancer diagnosed here. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Many causes: High liver tests are not specific and warrant further evaluation. Ovarian cancer can cause abnormal liver tests if it has spread to the liver. ...Read more

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Would WBC be elevated with ovarian cancer?

Possible: Elevated WBC is also called leukocytosis. Any inflammatory condition, including cancers, can potentially cause a leukocytosis. Remember however, there are many more common reasons for elevation of the WBC (infection, etc). If you have concerns speak with your physician and gyn doc's. They will work-up and refer as needed. ...Read more

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What happens (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer? Is there a cure?

What happens (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer? Is there a cure?

Here you go: Http://www. Expertconsultbook. Com/expertconsult/ob/book. Do? method=display&type=bookPage&decorator=none&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-3703-3. 10034-2&isbn=978-1-4160-3703-3 This will get you started. Best chance for a cure is early detection and surgery while it's localized. ...Read more

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I have heard that low FSH levels can be associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer. Why is this?

I have heard that low FSH levels can be associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer. Why is this?

Yes: You are right. Study by m a mcsorley et al int j of cancer 2009 aug 1 12593) 674-679 contradicts the popular belief that higher fsh levels will cause cancer. In this study risk is decreased with higher levels of fsh and lower levels are associated with ovarian cancers and it is a puzzle to me also, hope one of our expert oncologist will unravel. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me what occurs (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer?

Growing cells.: Cancer starts when a cell gets damaged and keeps growing. Normal cells grow and divide at different times in life, but then stop. Cancer cells never stop. They don't have an "off"switch. Ovarian cancer is simply an ovarian cell that started dividing and kept going. Over time, the cancer cells gain the ability to invade and move to different places. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Usually none: Only a primary ovarian choriocarcinoma, or some dysgerminomas, will produce hcg. ...Read more

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Is Monitoring of Stage 1a high grade serous ovarian cancer okay given hysterectomy was done, tumor limited to single intact ovary?

Is Monitoring of Stage 1a high grade serous ovarian cancer okay given hysterectomy was done, tumor limited to single intact ovary?

Great!: It is very unusual to find ovarian cancer at such an early stage so this is great. Follow the recommendations of your oncologist regarding further care since your oncologist is best able to weight your overall health and the risks/ side-effects of observation vs. Additional treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms?

Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms?

Vague symptoms: Ovarian cysts and early ovarian cancer don't generally increase the white count. A Tubo-Ovarian Abcess or Ovarian Torsion can increase the white count but are usually associated with severe pain. Ovarian Cancer is fairly silent initially but then can have vague, non-specific symptoms. See an Gyn yearly and discuss your concerns. Imaging of your ovaries will usually rule-out ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Hi just checking for signs of ovarian cancer. I have sharp pain in my tailbone everytime I sit and my serum testosterone has come out high. I'm 26 yr?

Hi just checking for signs of ovarian cancer. I have sharp pain in my tailbone everytime I sit and my serum testosterone has come out high. I'm 26 yr?

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer is unlikely in person of less than 30 years of age.
If your symptoms persist, you should seek medical advice and get an examination by your doctor.
Your serum Testosterone level has no relation to your symptoms and it doe snot mean much...why was it even checked? Tell us the full story. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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My rt ovary (seemingly) bloats up and down (as if like gas) when I eat high fiber foods but only my rt. Is this normal? Ovarian cancer maybe? Scared.

My rt ovary (seemingly) bloats up and down (as if like gas) when I eat high fiber foods but only my rt. Is this normal? Ovarian cancer maybe? Scared.

Very unlikely: To be ovarian cancer by symptoms and your age. Most likely your cecum (the first part of the colon in the right lower abdomen in most patients) occasionally gets distended with gas or feces. Ovarian problems would not vary with diet. ...Read more

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If you had ovarian cancer and it ruptured would that cause high WBC count in urine? Would that be very painful in the moment and then stop hurting?

Peritoneal spread: If ovarian cancer ruptures it would cause the tumor to spread inside the abdominal cavity which is a much more serious issue than the questions you are asking. If you have any doubt, please see your doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?

I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer is very rare in young adults. Abdominal pain symptoms can be due to problems in the gastroentestinal system as well as genitourinary system. If your symptoms continue best to follow up with physician. ...Read more

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Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer? .

Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer? .

Unlikely: Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers don't have symptoms. If they do, it is usually vague abdominal discomfort, bloating, getting full early. Most ovarian cancers happen after the menopause. However, some young women with certain ovarian cancers can present with pain. So if you are concerned, you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer grow?

How fast does ovarian cancer grow?

Very fast!: This is a form of cancer that requires quick intervention. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...Read more

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Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives. ...Read more

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