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What are symptoms of ovarian cancer? Can an MRI help in this case more than an ultrasound?

What are symptoms of ovarian cancer? Can an MRI help in this case more than an ultrasound?

Ovarian CA: The initial screening test for women high risk for ovarian ca is an ultrasound and measurement of ca-125 a serum test. If the urtrasound is suspicious then an MRI or a special ct is done. Depends on the institution. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can MRI miss ovarian cancer?

Can MRI miss ovarian cancer?

Yes possible: Diagnosis of ovarian cancer is a complex process, from family history, to examination by gyn doctor, various preliminary tests, MRI can miss small lesions. Speak to your gyn doctor, and go for regular visits. ...Read more

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To detect ovarian cancer, abnormality of cells or cysts or any other growth what is better MRI or ct-scan?

To detect ovarian cancer, abnormality of cells or cysts or any other growth what is better MRI or ct-scan?

Neither: Unfortunately there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. Now in someone with known cancer MRI and ct can be helpful to determine the potential extent of cancer, but neither is effective as a screening test. ...Read more

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I am worried I have ovarian cancer. I have had some pelvic pain for three months. I've had ultrasound, ca125 and MRI scan. All show nothing. ?

Ovarian cancer: Although there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, you have had tests that would help show it if it is present. There are many more common causes of pain (endometriosis, adhesions, interstitial cystitis ...) which are much more likely. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radiology report are more important than someone that does not know the full story. ...Read more

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Chances that a TVUS and pelvic MRI w/contrast missed ovarian cancer? I experienced sudden and PERSISTENT pelvic pain + distention 3 mo ago. I had a GI + gyne workup (not even a cyst found) , and am vegan/gf. Feel like I've ruled it all out but OvCa.

Chances that a TVUS and pelvic MRI w/contrast missed ovarian cancer? I experienced sudden and PERSISTENT pelvic pain + distention 3 mo ago. I had a GI + gyne workup (not even a cyst found) , and am vegan/gf. Feel like I've ruled it all out but OvCa.

Ovarian cancer ?: Ovarian cancer is unlikely, unless you have a strong family history and are over 35. If your "gyn workup" did not include laparoscopy, it is possible to "miss" ovarian ca even with a TVUS/MRI. Pelvic endometriosis is a possibility given your symptoms, and laparoscopy at the time of your period can provide a diagnosis for this condition. ...Read more

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. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

More details: You will need to contact the ordering physician and ask for clarification. It is physiologically normal for most women to have some fluid in the cut de sac. You will need to have the doctor interpret your specific sonogram report to find out if yours was normal. If your sister has ovarian cancer you may qualify for BRCA genetic testing. ...Read more

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Would uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer be noticed during a c section? C section 14 weeks ago. Bled after sex few times so am worried about cancer.

Would uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer be noticed during a c section? C section 14 weeks ago. Bled after sex few times so am worried about cancer.

No: Cervical cancer/ovarian cancer would probably not be noted at the time of a c/section. However, most doctors do screen for cervical cancer (a pap-smear) near the beginning of pregnancy care. So if you had cervical cancer it would have been picked up on this pap-smear. Ovarian cancer is not common at age 34. I'd see your doc about the bleeding but think cancer risk is low. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Elective hysterectomy? Family history. Sister, ovarian cancer 54, mother uterine. No kids, stopped birth control 24, I am 60.

Possibly: Since your sister had ovarian cancer you are eligible to undergo brca testing. This tests for the gene that some women carry that increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. If that test is positive then you would consider an elective hysterectomy. If you have relatives with colon cancer then testing for lynch syndrome can also be done. Unless one of these is positive there is no need. ...Read more

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Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

See below: Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda website & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

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Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breasts/ovarian cancer.

Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen?  Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy.  Kept ovaries.  Afraid of breasts/ovarian cancer.

No: Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes ...Read more

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I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes: Some times, hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal : There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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If someone has ovarian cancer while pregnant wouldn't it affect the uterus? Also, what might it do to the unborn baby?

Mom will get sick: Ovarian cancer is frequently fatal within a short period. The chances of a pregnant mother surviving to deliver the infant are very low. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain on external ovary palpation only. Bloated for 4 weeks, per PCP uterus is distended, normal periods, ovarian cancer or cyst?

Pelvic pain on external ovary palpation only. Bloated for 4 weeks, per PCP uterus is distended, normal periods, ovarian cancer or cyst?

See GYN: If you are not pregnant , has pelvic pain, and was found to have an enlarged uterus , you need to consult a GYN doctor to find out. This is not something for guessing. ...Read more

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Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Depends: If you are asking if there is fluid seen with ovarian cancer, then yes some ovarian cancers can cause excess abdominal fluid called ascites. ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer?

How common is ovarian cancer?

About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year. ...Read more

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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high — then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Yes: Ovarian cancer can be cured especially when it is discovered early. One of the challenges with ovarian cancer is that it is often discovered when it is more advanced because there are no effective screening tools and the disease can often be asymptomatic until it is more advanced. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Increased risk...: Increased risk is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%. ...Read more

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What age does ovarian cancer strike?

Depend: It really depend on your genes if you have strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer it might strike earlier you doctor can run test on your gene to make sure you do not have the one that can cause cancer ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read more

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When should ovarian cancer be detected?

As early as possible: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is often missed during its early stages, as it either causes no symptoms at all, or only very general symptoms, until it becomes quite advanced. Like all cancers, though, ovarian cancer has a much higher cure rate when detected at an early stage,. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ovarian cancer?

Not easy: There are no specific symptoms of ovarian cancer, especially early ovarian cancer. The symptoms are usually vague fullness, gas, pelvic discomfort or pain, urinary symptoms etc. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Or none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has become fairly advanced and more difficult to treat. While it can cause vague spyoma as described most cases are asymptomatic until it's had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more