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Chances Of Developing Ovarian Cancer With Ovaries Left After Hysterectomy
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: Very common finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?
If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?
Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?
Ovaries/breast ca: Maybe, this is very controversial. In premenopausal wo=men with breast cancer, some med oncs will suppress the ovaries with monthly shots and prescribe antiestrogen pills. Some of these women choose to have the ovaries removed but there is not much data for it. If y carry the breast cancer gene, removing the ovaries reduces ovarian cancer risk mostly rather than breast cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?
Excision: Danna, there is no way to know if it's a benign, serous cystadenoma until it is surgically removed and examined by a pathologist. Benign serous cystadenoma is a pathological diagnosis that cannot be made while the ovary is left inside. If the tumor is removed in an intact ovary, and this is the diagnosis, there is no cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?
Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother have or had ovarian or breast cancer, your risk for ovarian cancer approaches the background statistical risk in your population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fortunately these are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hx of endometriosis, ovarian cysts and removal of left ovary. During last surgery, right ovary was stitched to uterus, w/o consent. Can it be tested that eggs are getting to fallopian tubes?
Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?
Try med treatments: Endometriosis (in ovaries or in the pelvic-abdominal cavity) can be very difficult to treat medically and even by surgically removing both ovaries. Draining an endometrioma/bleeding cyst may only provide temporary relief but no cure. Ask your Gyn if medical trials with GnRH drugs, progestins or other medications would be valuable before (or to avoid) returning to the operating room again. ...Read more
Sometimes: "ovarian cysts" can sometimes mean pcos - which includes not ovulating normally. Other types of ovarian cysts have very different effects - many do not impact pregnancy at all. At age 48, your chance of pregnancy is very low on your own: you should see an infertility specialist to see about any options you may have. ...Read more
Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/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
For High Risk Women: Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers. High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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