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Is ovarian cancer always associated with a mass?

Is ovarian cancer always associated with a mass?

Sort of: Ovarian cancer will always increase the size of the ovary. Ovarian mass is a clinical term implying that an enlargement of the ovary can be perceived and that depends on the method of examination.
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http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to feel lump from ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for you to feel lump from ovarian cancer?

Not early enough: Only very advanced ovarian cancer will produce swelling in the abdomen which a patient can see and feel. Early ovarian cancers are too deeply located to be palpable by patient's hands. ...Read more

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I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

Definitions: A mass usually describes an abnormal enlargement that could be solid or cystic sometimes similarly referred to as a tumor. Masses or tumors can occur in any organ or the body like the ovary but they can be benign or malignant. It is then called cancer if it is malignant as shown on a biopsy. Thus, the cause of a mass may be a cancer or a benign condition. ...Read more

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Confused and getting conflicting answers. Can ovary enlarge due to ovarian cancer without a mass?

Confused and getting conflicting answers. Can ovary enlarge due to ovarian cancer without a mass?

Not likely: There are no easy ways to make a diagnosis of early ovarian cancer. Majority of ovarian cancers are complex cystic. Homogenous bilateral ovarian enlargement without other findings is probably not due to cancer. ...Read more

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Should I be able to feel my ovarian cyst from outside? A cyst showed up in ultrasound & I have no pain yet, but I have a lump on the lower right side.

Should I be able to feel my ovarian cyst from outside? A cyst showed up in ultrasound & I have no pain yet, but I have a lump on the lower right side.

Palpable cyst: Ovarian cysts can sometimes be detected/felt by your gynecologist, but usually can't be felt by pressing on your skin unless quite large. I recommend that you follow up with the physician who ordered your ultrasound. ...Read more

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How long should hard lump above my incision be there for? Doc said it was a hematoma, 1 month post laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy

How long should hard lump above my incision be there for? Doc said it was a hematoma, 1 month post laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy

Question diagnosis.: A hardlump around a closure site can be from the scarring process, suture material or herniation as well. Hematoma will typically resolve in that time frame and you should have seen overlying evidence of ecchymosis or bruising. If tou are experiencing pain in that area be sure to followup with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why might there be a lump under my belly button after an ovarian cyst removal?

Why might there be a lump under my belly button after an ovarian cyst removal?

Scar tissue? Hernia?: Go back to your gynecologist and ask his/her opinion. It may be nothing more than scar tissue (especially if done laparoscopically), but it may be a hernia. ...Read more

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I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear I had for ten yrs that never grow till now?

I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear I had for ten yrs that never grow till now?

Slow Down: It is extremely unlikely that anyone can feel their cervical or ovarian cancer symptoms. What are your symptoms specifically?

And, no, a reactive lymph node in the neck, is a sign of immune health. It is not a sign of cancer. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

There: There are many things to consider here. One is your age, also do you have children? What was your doctor's recommendation? Have you seen a gyn/oncologist? If not you should do so for a different opinion/perspective. Honestly I can't make a recommendation based on the limited info. I have, therefore I encourage you to get a second opinion.
I hope other doctor's here on avvo. Com can lend their opinion as well.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

Don't worry: Many young women have irregular periods due to anovulatory cycles. Early miscarriages are common and are not necessarily an indication that you will have problems carrying a pregnancy to term. Ovarian cancer is very unlikely in a 20 year old, but it you feel a lump in your pubic region, you should have it examined by a healthcare provider so you know what it is and than you will not have to worr ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When I press down really hard I feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19

I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When I press down really hard I feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19

Cancer unlikely: From what you described, it is very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. It is not feasible to say, what it may be, without examining you. If the matter is of concern, you should see a doctor at your convenience.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could a painful breast lump in an 18 year old be? Family history or breast and ovarian cancer

What could a painful breast lump in an 18 year old be? Family history or breast and ovarian cancer

Lets review you are: You've noticed a painful lump, how long has it been there? What day of your cycle are you on? Have you had this complaint before? Do you drink caffeine? Is there a family histroy =of breast cancer? Is the area hot? Red? Does it involve the nipple or nipple discharge?
At your age, the most likely cause would be fibrocystic disease which can cuase painful lumps especially due to certain foods and c ...Read more

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What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

Hello,: Hello, it is difficult to answer this question specifically for you without being able to see the images. In general, a radiologist, a physician that looks at medical images, will assess the shape, size, margins and density of a mass to determine the chance that it might be cancer. The radiologist may use mammograms and ultrasound images to gather this information. Radiologists will recommend a biopsy for any abnormality that has a chance of being cancer that is 2% or more. "pointy edges" will raise the chance to greater than 2%. Therefore, I would follow the recommendation for biopsy.

The chance that this particular finding is cancer also depends on your age, personal history and family history. From your story I think that the most important factor is the family history. Having breast and ovarian cancer in your family will raise your personal risk. The risk is highest if it was a first-degree relative (sister or mother) that had breast or ovarian cancer. If it was grandmother or distant cousin, the risk for you is not as high. If it was mother or sister or both, this might be a sign that your family has a gene that raises the risk of some kinds of cancer. If so, I would recommend that you all talk to a medical provider that performs genetic counseling. This can help you decide if you want to make a special effort to reduce your risk or start special screening tests to help detect cancer early if it happens.

I see that you posted this question 28 days ago. I see that the biopsy likely has already happened and that you have the result. I hope that it was benign. If not, then I hope that you know that we have great treatments for breast cancer and most women are survivors. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best. ...Read more

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I'm scared I got overian cancer I got all the symptoms and docs felt lump could it be anything else?

I'm scared I got overian cancer I got all the symptoms and docs felt lump could it be anything else?

See an OBGYn: You are very young, if no family history of cancer the odds are it is non cancerous until proven otherwise. Sometimes we get nervous and think of all bad things. Like when we get a headache and we think it must be a brain tumor. I recommend starting with your family doctor who will make the appropriate referral to sort thing out for you. ...Read more

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I felt lump near my ovary, what could this be?

I felt lump near my ovary, what could this be?

Not related to ovary: It is not really possible to feel your ovaries unless you had a very large tumor. More likely that a lump in the lower abdomen over the pelvis may be a hernia. ...Read more

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I felt a lump within my rectum when showering.

I felt a lump within my rectum when showering.

May be harmless: I would monitor this for a few days. If it goes away, great! If not, or it changes, have a physician or other qualified person evaluate it. Things to be concerned about would be increased size, pain, tenderness or drainage from the area. ...Read more

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Just felt a lump by rectum. Not coming out of but close to it. Diaraha for 2 days now. What is it?

Just felt a lump by rectum. Not coming out of but close to it. Diaraha for 2 days now. What is it?

Hemorrhoid?: Probably this is a hemorrhoid, which has become enlarged or inflamed because of the diarrhea. Check with your doctor if it is painful, bleeds, or doesn't go away after the diarrhea clears up. ...Read more

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Can the gallbladder be felt as a lump on examination? What else is situated there that can be felt while pressing deep?

Can the gallbladder be felt as a lump on examination? What else is situated there that can be felt while pressing deep?

Possible: It is sometimes possible to feel the gallbladder with deep palpation usually if the GB is very large. You may also feel the tip of the liver which would be similar in feel. If you are having pain in the RUQ along with a lump, you should see a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I felt a hard lump on the left side of my neck more than 5-6 months ago. Now they are 3. they are immovable and pain less.?

I felt a hard lump on the left side of my neck more than 5-6 months ago. Now they are 3. they are immovable and pain less.?

Painless mass: Linda, I would definitely see an ENT doctor for your painless neck mass. In some cases this may represent lymphoma or even thyroid cancer being the most common for your symptomatology. You require mass to be removed and examined by pathologist to know what you have. Dr Hilliard ...Read more

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I just felt a pop n the upper right sideof my chest when I was opening up a box. Noe I have a hard lump in the area I felt the pop?

I just felt a pop n the upper right sideof my chest when I was opening up a box. Noe I have a hard lump in the area I felt the pop?

Clavicle?: Popping sounds usually come from disruption of a joint. Since a fracture would be exquisitely painful, the most likely scenario in this area would be dislocation or swelling of the clavicular head (collar bone). This would like cause some discomfort when moving the shoulder/arm on the side where the lump is located. A fracture would likely be detectable with an xray. ...Read more

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My baby is a month old and a couple of days ago I was massaging his neck and I felt a little lump on the back of it. What does it mean?

My baby is a month old and a couple of days ago I was massaging his neck and I felt a little lump on the back of it. What does it mean?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated. When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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I have had a large lump on my jawline, 8 years ago my dr. Felt it said it would go away on its own it hasnt. He never said what it was. What can I do?

I have had a large lump on my jawline, 8 years ago my dr. Felt it said it would go away on its own it hasnt. He never said what it was. What can I do?

Scan/ENT: Please see an ENT specialist or ahead/neck surgeon. One of your salivary glands sits near the jawline. Call the examinimg physician and let him/her know-asap. ...Read more

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More then 5-6 months ago I felt a lump on the left side of my neck, but now they are 3. it is painless. It only pains when it is pressed. Is it dange?

More then 5-6 months ago I felt a lump on the left side of my neck, but now they are 3. it is painless. It only pains when it is pressed. Is it dange?

Probably lymph nodes: These probabely are enlarged Lymph Nodes. There are many cauuses of renlarged lymph nodes, Some are not serious and go away by itself. But it can be due to other causes which may be serious and need Treatment. Other causes can be due to infections like Tuberculosis, mononucleosis, .And sometimes are due to Cancers like Lynphoma, Hodgkin's disease or Leukemia
My advice is you get it checked by your Doctor ...Read more