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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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Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated. ...Read more

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Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries. Some custs can become cancerous
ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

Abdominal swelling: Small ovarian cyts are asymptomatic. When they convert to a malignancy the cyst has markedly increased in size. The malignant lesion if unrecognized spreads to omentum because of TGF-B. A large mass filling upper abdomen develops and induces formation of ascites filling the abdomen with fluid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

Lot of difference: Cyst are benign lesions containing fluid inside, cystocarcinomas also contain fluid inside are cancers which need to be differentiate from benign cyst, by test, by removal & microscopic examination. Some malignant tumors are solid not cystic. Go to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

Worsenin vs sporadic: Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical. There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle. Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in symptoms associated with ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer?

Difficult: Difficult to discern just by symptoms, needs an evaluation by a physician to work up in detail. ...Read more

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How to really know the difference between ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer? Search engines are freaking me out on the subject.

Ca125: Ca125 is a blood test frequently elevated in ovarian cancer, not elevated in cyst. An ultrasound will also show characterists of benign vs cancer but if persisting may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cancer can present as cystic lesion. It is sometimes not easy to differentiate benign cyst to malignant cyst. Thus, if the cyst is big and growing-a surgical resection should be seriously considered. Talk to your gynecology oncologist and discuss more in regard to surgery etc. The risk for you is even more significant with the positive family history of ovarian cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

Early on none...: Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
abdominal bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion 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, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist. Early in the course there many be no symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cysts that sometimes require me like these more prone to ovarian cancers?

What to do if I have ovarian cysts that sometimes require me like these more prone to ovarian cancers?

Not really: Ovarian cysts are common but nearly all them are benign. But Ovarian cancer can also begin like a cyst and then grow steadily to a large mass. Therefore your cysts do need some monitoring for one or two years just to be sure that they are not growing substantially. This can be done by your gynecologist by using an Ultrasound test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

Yes: But your oncologis will always asume they are malignant until proven otherwise. Usually after ovarian cancer they remove everything so I'm not certain why I am getting this question. ...Read more

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During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

See doctor: It is not feasible to know why you bleed during sex, without examining you. You should see a gynecologist to address the issues you raised as this forum may not be appropriate for your concerns. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts on my both ovaries. Still I am twenty. My CA 125 count is 478. is it a ovarian cancer?

I have ovarian cysts on my both ovaries. Still I am twenty. My CA 125 count is 478. is it a ovarian cancer?

Unlikely but needs m: Any mass (even a cyst) if it is growing and gets to be over 5-6 CM has to be suspect for ovarian cancer. So you need a good gynecologist who can examine and check your ovaries periodically (like every 3 months). CA 125 can be high even in benign conditions unless it is rising rapidly and gets up to be.500 units. This should be checked periodically at 3 month intervals along with the Ultrrasound. ...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?

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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I have PCOS just like my mom. My mom, sister and cousin all have ovarian cysts. My mom and cousin developed cancer. What is the likelihood I will too?

I have PCOS just like my mom. My mom, sister and cousin all have ovarian cysts. My mom and cousin developed cancer. What is the likelihood I will too?

I am sorry.: You are at high risk for varian Cancer, you must have regular GYN check up. Talk to your PCP or Gyn doctor to get BRCA 1 and 2 gene analysis for your self and for your mother also. That will tell you whether she is carrying gene Mutation and if her children are at high risk for breast and Gyn malignancy or not. ...Read more

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Can large ovarian cysts and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, and cervix have a connection?

Can large ovarian cysts and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, and cervix have a connection?

Not necessarily: Large ovarian cysts may be cancerous, but many are not and having a non-cancerous one does not increase a woman's risk if getting ovarian, uterine, cervical, or other cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Depending: On the presence or absence of certain sonographic features, a cyst might be able to be characterized as benign with a high degree of confidence, or on the other hand, might be characterized as suspicious for malignancy. Or it might be indeterminate. Management also depends on your age and clinical history. A cyst in a young woman is almost always benign. ...Read more

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Would a lumbar mri show signs of ovarian or cervical tumors/cancer? Had one for back and it showed ovarian cysts (benign)

Would a lumbar mri show signs of ovarian or cervical tumors/cancer? Had one for back and it showed ovarian cysts (benign)

Depends: Usually MRI of lumbar spine has narrow window. Patients' anatomy varies from person to person. If ovary is in field of view may see tumor. Usually MRI dedicated to pelvis or abdomen more precise. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

Possible: It's certainly possible that your cyst is malignant but not likely. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. If you had the cyst removed, a pathology report would have been generated and will have the information you seek. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I may have an abnormal he 4 blood test. Do I have ovarian cancer. I have an ovarian cyst 3.4 CM which is being monitored with transvaginal ultrasounds?

I may have an abnormal he 4 blood test. Do I have ovarian cancer. I have an ovarian cyst 3.4 CM which is being monitored with transvaginal ultrasounds?

An abnormal HE-4: Is not good but what is the ca-125 or did they do an ova-1? And if you are not, you should be referred to a gyn oncologist for evaluation and is not hard to remove that ovary through the davinci or laparoscope if necessary, as at your age the ovary is worthless and hopefully it will be benign. ...Read more

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Chronic lower left pelvic pain, scans no ovarian cysts/cancer, worse & more frequent, bubbling noise, bloat, nauseous, cnt eat lots, ibs meds dnt help?

Chronic lower left pelvic pain, scans no ovarian cysts/cancer, worse & more frequent, bubbling noise, bloat, nauseous, cnt eat lots, ibs meds dnt help?

R.O. volvulus: Symptoms all appear related to the sigmoid region of bowel. The bubbling, pain and nausea all related to problems at the level of sigmoid colon and may have resulted from volvulus or twisting of redundant bowel. X rays to define the sigmoid status and possible colonoscopy will clarify the situation. If twisting of bowel noted laparoscopic reduction of any bowel twisting may be performed, ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

Unkown: Your liver problem has nothing to do with the breast. Impossible to predict the biopsy result without seeing mammogram, ultrasound etc. ...Read more

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Hi my mum s 67 &she has an hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.01 but t4&t3 r normal&she has an ovarian cyst wiz ca125 444. Is it cancer?

Hi my mum s 67 &she has an hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.01 but t4&t3 r normal&she has an ovarian cyst wiz ca125 444. Is it cancer?

Possibly: Tumor markers are to be taken in context with the clinical picture because they can go up in non malignant situations and there can be some debate on what number should be considered abnormal. That said, 444 is quite elevated. Rather than freaking out, make sure she sees a good gyn and gets this properly evaluated. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Ovarian cysts: By your symptoms, it sounds like you need to see your gyn doctor. I you are not getting an answer you find acceptable, it is not wrong to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Like a balloon: An ovarian cyst can rupture when it reaches a certain size, when the wall thins out, when the cyst ages, with change in hormones or with a minor trauma. Many times the rupture is without symptoms, however sometimes it can be very painful, can bleed, can require emergency or urgent health care. Your doc can monitor your cyst with ultrasound and exam. ...Read more

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Can you feel or know when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Can you feel or know when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Sometimes: Some women are more sensitive to that pain, and experience a pain in the mid-point of their menstrual cycle when an egg is released. Usually if they do note something it is mild. Occasionally, a cyst can rupture through a more vascularized area and cause internal bleeding, and this does result in severe pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after you've had an ovarian cyst rupture?

Is it normal to bleed after you've had an ovarian cyst rupture?

Depends type of cyst: You mean bleed inside peritoneal cavity very small amount yes. Follicular cysts do repture all the time barely noticeable may bleed insignificant of blood, leuteal cyst will bleed more, pathological tumor cysts will bleed significant amount if they rupture, especially dermoid cysts will also cause peritonitis. (chemical). ...Read more

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How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

OVARIAN CYSTS: It is rare for women on contraceptive pills, shots, or implants to have ruptured cysts. There is nothing else to do. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?

Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?

Yes: If an ovarian cyst "ruptured" and the contents of this cyst (sometimes blood) get into the abdomen, it can cause a "slowing" of your bowels and constipation. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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When an ovarian cyst ruptures do you feel leaking?

When an ovarian cyst ruptures do you feel leaking?

Most of the time, no: The eggs in your ovaries develop each month from puberty to menopause. The release of the egg is usually not noticed by women. Some times there may be a slight discomfort, and rarely there can be bleeding when the egg is released. The small amount of fluid released at ovuation is quickly absorbed by your body. ...Read more

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Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Possible: Intercourse with deep penetration causes the uterus to move. The ovary is attached to the uterus by the ovarian ligament, so it is possible. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more