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Does a colonoscopy and endoscopy help with detecting ovarian cancer?

Does a colonoscopy and endoscopy help with detecting ovarian cancer?

No: Colonoscopy & endoscopy may help in the detection of gastrointestinal cancers (e.g. Esophagus, gastric, colorectal). Sometimes endoscopic ultrasound is used to look at near by lesions, such as when there is concern for pancreatic cancer. In certain conditions (e.g. Lynch syndrome), the incidence of cancers such as colon, gastric & ovarian are higher than average & added cancer surveillance needed. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can a colonoscopy show I have ovarian cancer immediately.

Can a colonoscopy show I have ovarian cancer immediately.

Colonoscopy does: Not examine the female ovarian system. It examines the colon (large intestine) and part of the small intestine called the cecum. An endovaginal ultrasound or salpingoscopy would be the exam you want for ovarian cancer. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found

Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found

Usually: Yes provided the ovaries were readily visible and you had a thorough laparoscopy. Bloating is often caused by excessive fiber along with inadequate fluids and all of the exams you had would all be negative. Try modifying your diet, cut out caffeine and drink 80-100 oz of fluids per day for 10-15 days. Simethicone and charcoal tablets may also help as will probiotics. ...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?

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

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?

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 its had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Initially asymptomat: The classic epitherlia ovarian cancer is aymptomatic until metastasis occurs. The primary site of spread is to omentum due to high TGF-B. This allows vascular permeability factor to produce extensive ascites and when spread to uterus occurs then vaginal bleeding may be seen ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

NONE: That is the reason to go for regular gyn visits. Abdominal symptoms appear in later stages unfortunately for detection of early ovarian cancers there is no blood test, only for late stages used to see the progress of disease (ca 125 CEA etc) only way to detect is regular gyn doctor visits, if needed sonogram, or laparoscopic examination. ...Read more

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How early could ovarian cancer be detected?

How early could ovarian cancer be detected?

Hard to say: No good screening for ovarian cancer.Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer (stage 1 or 2)-which can happen. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cancer's most common signs?

Bloating, pelvic pain: Some identifiable symptoms do exist for ovarian cancer, even in the early stages. The most common of these are: 
bloating, pelvic or bominal pain
trouble eating or feeling full quickly
urinary symptoms, such as frequent feelings of needing to go.  these symptoms such are, of course, common & occur with any number of ailments. When they last for more than a few weeks, they should see their doctor. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

How can I reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

Don't smoke: Many of the risk factors for ovarian cancer can't be changed- such as family history, early onset of menses, late menses, and no pregnancies. Enviromnental risk factors include smoking and obesity. ...Read more

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What happens at the end with ovarian cancer?

What happens at the end with ovarian cancer?

Hospice: It's often quite a long process and especially miserable if the bowel becomes obstructed. Be aware of all the options and that no matter what happens, the patient can be kept comfortable. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Often none 'till lat: Ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic until late in the disease. Then it may present with abdominal "bloating", sometimes pain, sometimes weight loss, sometimes with altered bowel or bladder function if these organs are involved by tumor as it spreads and grows. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ovarian cancer at age 14?

How to know if I have ovarian cancer at age 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What makes ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis?

What makes ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis?

Nature of disease.: It can spread by lymphatics, heamtogenously and by direct extension in the pelvic and abdominal cavity undetected for a very long time. ...Read more

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What does the pain feel like with ovarian cancer?

What does the pain feel like with ovarian cancer?

Sometimes nothing!: Early ovarian cancer can cause minor symptoms like bloating, abdominal swelling, gas, pressure, constipation or diarrhea. Sometimes it can cause pain, which is usually in the right or left side of your abdomen down by your hip bones. But it's important to realize it doesn't usually cause pain at an early stage, so if you have any of the symptoms above that are new or worsening, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are all possible symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Many: Many symptoms are related to ovarian cancer and each person is different. Common symptoms are bloating and discomfort in your tummy, change in appetite, change in bms, sometimes abnormal bleeding. Late symptoms are swelling in your tummy. ...Read more

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Does someone who is 27 commonly have ovarian cancer?

Unfortunately it can: Happen as they are many different types of ovarian cancer but if the cancer has not spread then the prognosis is excellent and no one knows for sure until the pathologist has confirmed it cause sometimes what may look like cancer on an ultrasound or pre-op testing can be pre- cancer or benign. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can really have ovarian cancer at 27?

Need to know if I can really have ovarian cancer at 27?

Yes: The common ovarian cancers are more common in older women, but no human female is immune ...Read more

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Isn't it better to be testing for ovarian cancer earlier?

Isn't it better to be testing for ovarian cancer earlier?

Makes sense but....: It is a great idea but unfortunately there is no screening test available that can identify ovarian cancer early on in women. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a 15years old have a ovarian cancer?

Possible: It is possible but not a likely eventuality. You may consult this site for info: https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/ovarian/index. Htm ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more