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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. Please consult this site for more info on this important topic. 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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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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